Yesterday on my blog, Democracy in Development, I discussed the London Family Planning Summit and the importance of family planning for the health of mothers and children. As I write:
I’m often asked, what is the single most important intervention to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries? I usually answer by urging investment in girls’ education. But a close second—and in some cases I would put first—is birth control. Access to family planning is a matter of survival for many of the world’s women, and their children too.
You can read the full post here.