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UN urges more family planning to reduce poverty in the Philippines

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has appealed for better access to family planning services to reduce poverty in the Philippines. UNFPA country representative Klaus Beck said that impoverished Filipino families tended to have more children due to lack of knowledge about family planning. “It’s not only a key in…


The long road to bring effective birth control to the Philippines

On January 9, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning methods. The document also called for accelerated implementation of the country’s Reproductive Health Law. Popularly known as the “RH law”, the measure was passed in 2012 but was suspended by…