The Benefits of Investing in International Family Planning – and the Price of Slashing Funding

by Sneha Barot
Guttmacher Policy Review, 2017, Vol. 20 – published online: August 1, 2017

4 pp. 137 kB

Within days of the presidential inauguration, the Trump administration took drastic steps to undercut and dismantle U.S. support for global sexual and reproductive health and rights. International family planning assistance generates substantial health, economic and societal benefits for individuals, families and nations. Investments in international family planning are both impactful and cost-effective. Cutting international family planning aid would undermine the U.S. government’s foreign policy commitments to maternal and child health.

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