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Our Work

Most women around the world begin sexual relationships between the ages of 15 and 19. Incorporating adolescent-friendly services into existing #familyplanning programs can make a big difference: https://t.co/DFxVJ8K1TE #HIPs4FP

We must address the needs of key populations and push back against stigma and violence. Join the #AIDS2018 movement https://t.co/tQZ8vjm9SW

How can #teens tell their friends and family they are #pregnant ? Mariah shares some advice on how to do it best. #ReMIXAnswers https://t.co/dzGf11gULr

Some thoughts on #empowerment from the incredible Maya Angelou! When you ask #WheresTheFP, you are taking a stand for #women everywhere!

We can all learn from the wisdom and lessons of the late @NelsonMandela on today's #MandelaLecture:

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Fostering strong, supportive communities. Addressing gender norms. Ensuring legal rights & policies are protected & fulfilled. Just a few elements of strong, all-encompassing adolescent-friendly services. How to make them a reality: https://t.co/UD9qz1crQz #HIPs4FP

Knowledge is power. The power to #decide your future and your family. #FamilyPlanning #SRH https://t.co/ma7Yed5See

Read about how every form of #birthcontrol actually works. Because knowledge is power. The power to plan your future. #WheresTheFP https://t.co/lI7A3djqkU

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Advocacy and Policy

EngenderHealth engages at three levels – locally, globally, and in the United States – to influence evidence-based policy change that will lead to lasting improvements in reproductive health care and access to services.

In countries where work, we collaborate locally with both the public and private sectors to advocate for policies that support individuals’ rights to safe, effective reproductive health care. In some instances, we identify policies impeding access to reproductive health care, and we work to change them. We also lend our expertise to refining medical standards and guidelines to improve client care.

At the global level, in concert with colleague organizations, we identify promising new approaches and technologies, promote best practices, develop standards and policies needed to advance and sustain services, and mobilize support for reproductive health care among the global health community, governments, and donors.

In the United States, we advocate for the U.S. government’s continued investment in family planning and reproductive health, and work to ensure that its decisions and policies are informed by evidence, are appropriate, and will indeed advance individuals’ health and well-being.

Examples of our advocacy and policy activities include:

  • Campaigning to overturn the Global Gag Rule. Thousands of people saw our video on YouTube and signed our petition addressed to President Obama!
  • Documenting the harmful impact of the Mexico City Policy, or “Global Gag Rule.” This effort resulted in a publication called Access Denied (co-authored with Population Action International and Pathfinder International) that circulated widely among leaders in Washington, D.C.

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