GLOBALLY As identified by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), certain strategies must be carried out to improve and expand access to contraception worldwide. First of all, socio-cultural shifts must take place to address gender stereotypes and inequities. This will help give women and girls a voice in their relationships as well as eliminate practices … More What can we do to help?
At a global level, the biggest constraint on the success of organisations meeting the need for contraceptive access is funding. Many NGOs rely on funding from specific governments to provide sexual and reproductive health services to families in the world’s poorest nations – leaving them at the mercy of the rich nations’ attitudes towards contraception. For … More Today’s biggest challenge: constraints on family planning organisations
What has been done? During the 1960-1994 ‘Reproductive revolution’, the average worldwide fertility rate fell from 6 children to 3, marking a 50 percent decline. Also during this time, contraceptive prevalence rose from the initial levels of 10% to the current 60% level. The decline in fertility recorded has been largely attributed to public policies … More Overcoming barriers: what has been done, and what is being done?