This week, On the Front Lines offers readers an international perspective on family planning.
On Wednesday, July 11th, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.K. Department for International Development hosted the London Summit on Family Planning, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.N. Population Fund.
The Summit’s main objectives are to renew global commitments to family planning, make preventive reproductive health initiatives a top priority, increase access to contraceptives and diminish barriers to family planning services for women and girls in the world’s poorest countries.
The Gates Foundation takes a refreshing no-nonsense approach to family planning, pointing out the financial, social and political benefits of contraception. This short video is a nice summary of the benefits of family planning around the world.