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Bloomberg School receives $28 million for family planning advocacy
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received $28 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to continue and expand the Advance Family Planning advocacy initiative within the Bloomberg School's Bill & Melinda Gates Institute on Population and Reproductive Health. (2012-12-20)

Georgetown University Med Center reproductive health researchers tackle public health concerns
Involving men in family planning and partner communication about sex among topics to be presented by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers at world's largest public health gathering. (2008-10-17)

Involving men in family planning/partner communication about sex
Involving men in family planning, partner communication about sex and sexual health, and tailoring teen specific reproductive health services are among the cutting-edge topics being presented by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center's Institute for Reproductive Health at the American Public Health Association's 136th Annual Meeting, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego -- the world's largest public health gathering. (2008-10-17)

Can population policy lessen future climate impacts?
Population has been seemingly left out of climate change assessments, including by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2018-08-16)

American culture in conflict with traditional values of Hispanic male immigrants
Traditional family values may be strongest among immigrant men in one of the fastest growing populations of American society. A recent study by researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia is one of the first to intently interview Hispanic immigrant men in focus groups about their opinions and concerns toward family planning in the United States. (2007-02-12)

Efficiency of community health centers in China during 2013-2015
In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health (Volume 6, Number 4, 2018; DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2018.0119, Lin Zhao et al. evaluate of the efficiency of CHCs in China at the national and regional level. (2019-01-04)

Men Want To Be Involved In Family Planning, But Are Ignored
Research by Cornell professor J. Mayone Stycos shows that men throughout the world want to be involved in family planning, but are being ignored (1996-12-06)

It's all in the timing
Couples who use fertility awareness-based methods of family planning have sex just as often as couples who use other contraceptive methods -- they just time it differently, according to a new Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health study to be published in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Biosocial Science. (2005-10-11)

Advance care planning improves end of life care and reduces stress for relatives
Advance care planning improves end-of-life care and reduces stress, anxiety and depression in surviving relatives, according to new research published on bmj.com today. (2010-03-23)

UNC-CH Report May Affect US Foreign Aid For Family Planning
Government and private programs around the world have successfully expanded availability of family planning services, improved the quality of care offered and spread information about such practices broadly, according to a new report (1997-03-13)

Treating refugees from Western perspective leaves providers, patients lost in translation
University at Buffalo nursing research revealed that Somali Bantu women are open to family planning when methods help to space births of future children, rather than preventing new additions to their families. (2017-12-20)

Study integrating family planning and HIV treatment funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
UCSF has received a $1.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to determine if integrating family planning into HIV treatment and care will increase contraceptive use and decrease unintended pregnancy among HIV-positive women. UCSF will partner with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Ibis Reproductive Health to conduct the research. (2010-02-16)

More individuals discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones
Discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones can be difficult, but new research from the University of Missouri shows more individuals are engaging in advance care planning. Advance care planning includes discussing end-of-life care preferences, providing written end-of-life care instructions and appointing a durable power of attorney for health care. (2015-04-16)

High-quality family planning services stabilise abortion rate in Bangladesh
Results of a Bangladesh population study in this week's issue of THE LANCET highlight how the provision of high-quality family planning services can decrease population growth without an accompanying increase in rates of abortion. (2001-09-27)

Religious leaders' support may be key to modern contraception
Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the country's stubbornly low uptake of family planning services. (2018-10-16)

State policies decrease youth smoking, drinking and sex
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that state policies, such as taxing the sale of cigarettes and alcohol, decrease teenage smoking and drinking. The researchers also found a correlation between an increased availability of family planning clinics and a decrease in teen sexual intercourse. (2005-02-01)

Mandated parental notification laws concerning prescription contraception would affect teenagers
Legislation has been proposed that would mandate parental notification for minors obtaining prescription contraception from federally funded family planning clinics. In 2001, an estimated 917,000 female minors obtained family planning services at federally funded clinics. This study was conducted to determine how legislation would impact teens seeking these services. (2005-01-18)

Injectable testosterone may provide effective male contraception
Researchers in China may have found a method for male contraception that is effective, reversible and without serious short-term adverse effects according to a new study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. (2009-05-04)

Life expectancy three years longer for children born into smaller families
Children born into smaller families in the world's poorest nations will live an expected three years longer than those born into larger families, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. (2016-01-27)

An end-of-life 'conversation guide' for physicians to speak with patients
How does a doctor tackle the delicate issue of end-of-life care planning with a patient? A new (2013-07-15)

Postpartum family planning services should be a top reproductive health priority
Despite their importance for both healthy pregnancies and the well-being of existing children, postpartum and post-abortion family planning have received insufficient attention and resources in recent years. An analysis of data from 35 family planning interventions in low- and middle-income countries provides useful guidance for strategies to promote postpartum family planning, in ways that take different contexts into account. (2015-12-11)

Europe should lead in promoting family planning in poor countries
Europe, rather than the US, should take the lead in revitalising global commitment to family planning, according to the third paper in the Online/Series published today. (2006-10-31)

When does planning NOT help consumers gain self-control?
Planning your diet won't really help you gain self-control unless you're feeling good about your weight in the first place, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. And the same goes for saving money. (2012-03-15)

Family planning programs involving men, empower women
New research from the Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center suggests women are empowered when men are included in family planning programs. (2014-11-18)

Most doctors not adequately trained in family planning options
A woman's preference as well as medical criteria are important in selecting a contraceptive method. Natural -- also called fertility awareness-based -- methods of family planning may be just what some women are looking for, but most physicians do not learn about them during medical school or residency training. A paper by Georgetown University Medical Center faculty members published in July issue of Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology addresses this gap in training and its implications. (2006-07-25)

Family planning programs have success in developing countries, but need to be expanded
While many researchers generally credit the desire for smaller families for the decline in fertility rates in developing, low-income countries, new research suggests that prevention of unwanted births may actually be a larger factor. The advent of safe and more effective birth control means that people have better control of when and if they have children, said John Casterline, director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University. (2011-02-20)

Call for Europe to lead in revitalizing family planning agenda in world's poorest countries
A leading population expert will today make a plea for a revitalization of the family planning agenda in the world's poorest countries, cautioning that soaring population rates are now a bigger threat to achieving the MDGs than HIV/AIDS. (2006-11-02)

Smartphone app linked to increase in contraceptive use in India
A smartphone app containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern family planning methods in just a few months, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs research suggests. (2016-01-28)

Bringing easy-to-use, effective natural family planning to American women
A three-year HHS Office of Population Affairs award to Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health will enable federally supported programs in California and Massachusetts to offer the Standard Days Method, a highly effective, easy-to-use natural family planning method developed by Institute researchers. (2009-01-28)

Family planning in conflict
Many areas of the world are at war and both the conflict and aftermath have dire consequences for the health of people affected. New research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal Conflict and Health reports that while women in war-torn areas want access to family planning, these services are often not available at local hospitals or health centers. This can lead to further deprivation and unintended pregnancy. (2011-07-12)

University of Michigan professor, graduate work together to empower Sudanese women
South Sudanese women have among the highest fertility rates and maternal death rates in the world, yet cultural norms still frown upon contraceptives -- even to make pregnancy and birth safer for women. (2018-05-09)

New USAID grant helps Georgetown meet unmet family planning needs worldwide
Building upon two decades of developing highly effective, easy-to-use fertility awareness-based methods of family planning and introducing them worldwide, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $38 million grant by the US Agency for International Development to expand access to these methods and ensure their sustainability in developing countries. (2007-10-01)

First outstanding article award presented by Contraception
The editorial board of the journal Contraception and publisher Elsevier are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Contraception Article Award. This award honors the principal investigators who have published the most outstanding articles in Contraception over the preceding academic year. Contraception is the official journal of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the Society of Family Planning. (2010-11-03)

Population policy needed for the UK in order to combat climate change
The biggest contribution UK couples can make to combating climate change would be to have only two children or at least have one less than they first intended, argues an editorial published on BMJ.com today. (2008-07-24)

Talking sex on the factory floor in China
Young, single women in urban China are aware of contraceptive methods but some may be too shy to ask for them, research published in the online open access journal BMC Health Services Research reveals. Young women want more information, but need private and anonymous family planning because of judgemental attitudes surrounding premarital sex and particularly premarital pregnancy. (2007-05-30)

New natural family planning options are a natural fit for nurse-midwives
Researchers from Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health report in November issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health that new natural family planning methods, also known as fertility awareness-based methods, fits well with philosophy of nurse-midwives and the needs of the women they serve. (2006-11-20)

$15 million to develop mobile device data collection system to monitor family planning initiatives
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was awarded a $15 million five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a mobile device-based data collection system to monitor progress in family planning access and quality of care in some of the poorest countries in the developing world. The grant will establish a platform for rapid and frequent performance monitoring to assess populations' access to and uptake of quality family planning care. (2013-05-28)

Modern family planning in India
Family planning is a major health issue in India, the world's second most populous country. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe a novel program that involves increased male engagement and gender-equity counseling to measurably improve contraceptive practices and reduced marital sexual violence. (2016-05-11)

Population Action International to premiere award-winning film in Washington, D.C. on May 31
With 90 percent of its forests already destroyed, the need for balance in Madagascar's fragile ecosystem is great. Population Action International's (PAI) award-winning film, Finding Balance: Forests and Family Planning in Madagascar, draws attention to the impact of rapid population growth on the country's rural villages and emphasizes the vital links between population pressures, reproductive health needs, and environmental sustainability. (2005-05-25)

UT Extension's Shirley Hastings celebrated as legend
Shirley Hastings, director of UT Extension Strategic Planning and former associate dean of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been honored as a Legend in Family and Consumer Sciences by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). (2016-12-21)

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