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Population Action International – Videos and more on contraception and related topics

From the About Page of Population Action International

Population Action International advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. Our research and advocacy strengthen U.S. and international assistance for family planning. We work with local and national leaders in developing countries to improve their reproductive health care programs and policies. PAI shows how these programs are critical to global concerns, such as preventing HIV, combating the effects of environmental degradation and climate change, and strengthening national security.

Current topics include Climate Change, Contraceptives and Condoms, Environment, Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography, and Security and Governance.

Each topic has resources in at least several of  these publication types

  • Publications
  • Blog posts
  • News
  • Policy and Issue Briefs
  • Reports
  • Advocacy Guides
  • Videos
  • Articles
  • Data and Maps
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February 13, 2012 Posted by | environmental health, Public Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Birth Control Pills Online Pamphlet

Different kinds of birth control pills.

Different kinds of birth control pills. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Excerpt from the American Congress of Obstetricans and Gyncecologists (ACOG)

Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptives or “the pill”) are used by millions of women in the United States to prevent pregnancy. For most women, the pill is a safe and highly effective form of birth control.

This pamphlet explains

  • how birth control pills work
  • effectiveness
  • types of pills and benefits and risks of each
  • side effects

 


February 11, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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