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The human right to family planning and sexual and reproductive health
Charts the evolution of rights in the area of sexual and reproductive health. It quotes international endorsements of the right to family planning, and reproductive and sexual health information and services over the last 25 years.
Published: 1996
Investing in the future
Records the events of the International Planned Parenthood Federation's sixth Members' Assembly which took place in New Delhi, India, in October 1992. The report develops the goals and objectives of the Vision 2000 Strategic Plan. The three goals involve: advancing the human right to make free and informed choices on reproductive and sexual health; responding to the unmet need for family planning, sexual and reproductive health services; and operating a democratic Federation, providing leadership in planned parenthood. Also includes the Delhi Declaration.
Published: 1993
Meeting challenges: promoting choices - a report on the 40th anniversary IPPF Family Planning Congress
Summarize the views expressed at the International Family Planning Congress in New Dehli on the issues of family planning, including the empowerment of women, increasing the involvement of men in family planning, education the young, promoting reproductive and sexual health in its widest sense and many others. The report highlights the accomplishments of IPPF as well as what needs to be done. It addresses the advancements over the past 40 years and the current status of safe and acceptable contraceptive methods, and family planning programs. Future challenges. include access to family planning services in developing countries, abortion, AIDS, and STDs, improving contraceptive methods, and obtaining adequate funding for family planning.
Published: 1993
Breaking with tradition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article focuses on how lesbians who are choosing to co-parent in couples are defining and living out their parenting. Shares stories of lesbian couples experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenting. How research can be useful. 


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Published: 1993
Quick reference guide to family planning research  
http://www.fhi.org/NR/rdonlyres/expzrgf7ns2mb4fvr5ipo5w4fisq4cgxqkgahxntmoybur4a7y4y3wli4ut4oxbnp4zjgm4rgbzzub/QuickReferenceGuideFPresearch2010.pdf

The Quick Reference Guide, a snapshot of the most-up-to-date findings on a range of family planning topics, is part of FHI's efforts to incorporate research and programmatic findings more widely into policies and programs in order to improve family planning and reproductive health services.

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Published: 2010
Long-acting and permanent methods: addressing unmet need for family planning in Africa  
http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Pubs/servdelivery/LAPM/index.htm

A set of eight advocacy briefs on the benefits of long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) of contraception and the rationale for introducing or revitalizing them within national reproductive health and family planning programs. Intends to inform policy-makers, program managers, and donors committed to evidence-based policies and programs that respond to people's changing reproductive needs. Seeks also to provide diverse stakeholders with ideas on how to improve and expand LAPM provision within their communities.

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Published: 2007
Family planning and the millennium development goals  
http://www.fhi360.org/en/RH/Programs/RtoP/res_FP_MDGs.htm

Highlights the multifaceted importance of and interdisciplinary support for international family planning. Serve as a call to action for expanded discourse, broad partnerships and consensus building, and increased funding to accelerate progress toward meeting the targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 (maternal health), as well as the other MDGs.

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