November 26, 2012

Why Birth Control Is Still a Big Idea

Melinda Gates, Foreign Policy

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I spent most of my time this year advocating for better access to family planning around the world. Early on, I told everybody who would listen that I wanted to help put contraceptives back on top of the global health and development agenda. Visiting women in developing countries, however, I realized that this framing didn't quite capture my message.

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