Family Planning Services in Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention - Surveys in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden and the U.S. identify factors determining the success of family planning in preventing adolescent pregnancy. From Family Planning Perspectives.
The Role of Contraception In Reducing Abortion - Review of statistics on the relationship of contraceptive use to abortion rates.
Contraception - Center for Reproductive Law and Policy issues information and position statements on access to contraception, including emergency forms, around the world.
The 'Illegitimacy Bonus' and State Efforts To Reduce Out-of-Wedlock Births--Patricia Donovan - Article from Family Planning Perspectives about the progress of U.S. efforts to reduce pregnancy among welfare recipients.
Contraceptive Failure and Unintended Pregnancy - Essay: Ambivalence toward pregnancy and ambivalence toward -- often downright dislike of -- birth control methods is probably a cause of "unintended" conception.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project - Reproductive freedom advocacy group, based in the U.S. News and information on emerging issues in contraception, including new contraceptive technologies.
State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency - Reproductive health non-governmental organization in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Information about programs to reduce fertility rate and improve maternal and child health, including personal counseling, contraceptive marketing, and work with personal birth attendants.
Are There Unmet Family Planning Needs in Europe? - Study reported in Family Planning Perspectives.
Refusing to Participate In Health Care: A Continuing Debate - Analysis by the Alan Guttmacher Institute on the issue of whether individuals and institutions should be permitted to refuse to participate in reproductive and other health care services on the grounds of religious belief or moral objection.
Priority Issue: Contraception - Center for Reproductive Rights position statements and fact sheets about topics related to access to contraception in the U.S.
The Edith Stein Foundation - Information supporting the hypothesis that the birth control pill and other forms of contraception are responsible for a wide range of medical and social problems affecting women.
Family Planning Program Issues - Reproductive Health Outlook - Summary of the status of family planning worldwide and assessment of current needs.
Desire for Sons Drives Use of Prenatal Scans in China - New York Times article on the unintended consequences of China's one-child family planning policies. Access to this article requires free registration.
Development Gateway: Population and Reproductive Health - A large collection of information and internet links about strategies, issues and programmes in reproductive health services and family planning, particularly in developing countries.
Quinacrine Sterilization - Outlines concerns about the safety and possible carcinogenicity of quinacrine, use of which is being considered for use in sterilization programs in poor countries.
AlexanderSanger.com - Biography, writings, and interests of Alexander C. Sanger. He is the grandson of Margaret Sanger, who founded the birth control movement, and is currently Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council.
Preventing Teenage Pregnancy - Overview of U.S. programs and statistics.
Kaiser Daily Health Reports: Reproductive Health - One of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Daily Health Reports. News on a variety of reproductive health issues and topics.
Family Planning Law and China's Birth Control Situation - In an interview, State Family Planning Commission official explains the law and the population and family planning situation in the country.
In China's Countryside, 'It's a Boy!' Too Often - Washington Post article discusses the effects of China's one-child policies on sex-selective abortion, infanticide, and other practices that affect sex ratios.
Gente Joven - Mexican family planning group describes its programs, including efforts to implement replicable sexual health education strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
AlterNet: Planned Parenthood's Pricey Pills - Article and commentary about the high cost of contraception at US clinics.
Bixby Program in Population, Family Planning and Maternal Health - University of California at Berkeley students, researchers, and staff working to reduce maternal deaths in developing countries by studying and promoting effective family planning approaches.
Culture War Hits Local Pharmacy - Christian Science Monitor article about the issues involved when pharmacists refuse (on religious or moral grounds) to fill prescriptions for contraceptives and morning-after pills.
Worldwide Contraceptive Use Rising - Discussion of UN data on current contraceptive practices and needs in 153 countries and areas. Overall contraceptive use increased substantially over the past decade in developing countries. [Requires free registration.]