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Providing Contraception to Developing Countries Saves Lives | Care2 Causes

Providing Contraception to Developing Countries Saves Lives | Care2 Causes

At a major family planning conference in London, England organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British government, contraception for developing countries is being put back on the agenda . Between 1995 and 2008, international assistance funds for family planning were virtually replaced with spending on HIV/AIDS. While treating and preventing HIV/AIDS is obviously a very important international development issues, so is family planning in an environment where the world’s population continues to surge. $4 Billion Pledged to Help 120 Million Women At the conference, more than $4 billion was pledged for family planning services. This is expected to provide family planning services to 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries over the next eight years. According to a new study in The Lancet, using data from the United Nations and World Health Organi...

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