Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond

Help Us Advocate to Save Moms and Kids Around the World!

This week, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act will be introduced in Congress, calling for the scaling up of simple solutions and requiring a coordinated, streamlined strategy to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths by 2035.

Focus Area: Advocacy

Standing by: Supporting High-risk Pregnancies in India


When Munni Devi learned she was pregnant, she was thrilled. But during her fifth month of pregnancy, she started leaking amniotic fluid. Her network of providers was there every step of the way.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

Injectable Contraceptives: The Best Shot for Women in Mozambique

DMPA Study

New study looks at injectable contraceptives as a way to increase contraceptive prevalence and reduce the high unmet need for family planning in rural Mozambique.

In Nigeria, driven by hope

Nigeria blog

All people deserve a say in choices about their own bodies. Join me. Take a stand. Demand more for our world’s women and girls.

Offering Teens a Real Choice: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception


Safe, effective contraception can be a modern miracle for people who want a healthy sex life, but don’t want to conceive a child. And our world's young people deserve access to the many kinds of contraception available, including long-acting reversible methods.

Lifesaving Choice in Pakistan

Ammarah Hassan

Pathfinder knows one of the best ways to stop the needless deaths of women is by ensuring everyone who wants contraception gets it.

Our Favorite Quotes from TEDWomen 2015

This week we’re tuning into the third ever TEDWomen conference, held May 27-29 in Monterey, California. Check out our favorite quotes from the conference—and share your own in the comments below!

New Film Engages Nigerien Youth Around Their Sexual and Reproductive Health

Binta’s Dilemma sparks conversations among young Nigeriens about sexual and reproductive health -- including topics like pressure to marry and have children early, use of contraceptives before and during marriage, and young women’s right to an education.

True Inspiration in Shan State, Myanmar


After last year's Family Planning Best Practices Workshop, Sono Aibe returns to Myanmar to attend a state level Family Planning Workshop.

Our Global Impact in 2014

2014 was a great year for Pathfinder, and we are SO PROUD to share our accomplishments with you. Take a look at our infographic!

Advancing the Health and Rights Of Young People

Pathfinder’s commitment to youth runs deep. As one of the first organizations to recognize and respond to young people’s unique sexual and reproductive needs, we have implemented adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health projects for over 40 years, in over 40 developing countries.

Too Good, and True: Ensuring Rights-Based, Quality Maternal Health Care in Mozambique

SCIP blog

With skilled birth attendance rates increasing from 63% to 75% over the past four years, more mothers in Mozambique have access to high-quality, skilled care during pregnancy and delivery.

Saving Mothers’ Lives in India

Thanks to our Matrika project and the new link it creates between public and private health providers, Poonam and pregnant women like her in India are receiving better maternal health care.

Country: India
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health

Youth Voices on Postabortion Care

Every year, around 20 million girls under the age of 19 face pregnancy (often unintended), and the associated risks that come with it. As part of the Postabortion Care Consortium, Pathfinder and FHI explored youth perspectives on sexual and reproductive health care.

Focus Area: Abortion

20 Years On, UN Declaration Signals Urgent Need for Enhanced Global Commitment to Our Women and Girls

Unfortunately, as this year’s Commission came to a close, it was all too evident that what could have been a landmark occasion for the international community to celebrate finally honoring and committing to the health and well-being of its mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends was little more than a lost opportunity.

Focus Area: Gender

Women’s History Month Must-Read Books

Three Must Reads

Just in time for Women’s History Month, here are three can't-miss books from three daring feminists!

Looking for an Investment with High ROI? Look at Family Planning

Investing in FP

What if you learned about an investment opportunity with an annual return of 120 times your initial contribution? It might be hard to imagine, but this opportunity exists: it’s an investment in reproductive health and rights for women and girls.

Shining a Light on Married Girls

Pathfinder believes every girl deserves a childhood. In Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Niger, we're addressing the needs of urgent health needs of married girls and young women—an extremely underserved group.

33 Million Strong: Investing in Ethiopia’s Future

Ethiopia YFS

To celebrate the latest results from our Integrated Family Health Program we asked our senior expert in adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia, Worknesh Kereta Abshiro, to share three reasons why she believes your support is helping transform Ethiopia and save young lives.

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