family planning Stories
- Pfizer and partners will make a three-month injectable contraceptive product, a formulation of Depo-Provera, available to women in 69 of the poorest countries for just $1 per dose.
- Access to family planning to everyone in developing countries would save $11.3 billion per year that are now being spent on maternal and newborn care, says a new report by the United Nations.
- Philippine President Benigno Aquino is squaring off against his country's powerful Catholic church in a bid to give people free access to the means to limit the size of their families.
- Scientists have discovered that adding a missing protein to infertile sperm could help "kick-start" its ability to fertilize an egg and significantly increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.