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In this issue

There is an increased determination to spread the benefits of contraception

Renewed effort to boost birth control

There is an increased determination to spread the benefits of contraception, says Andrew Jack

Contraception: Market expected to reach $17bn by 2015

Andrew Jack looks at the wide variety of methods used around the world

Delivery: Bottlenecks that block the chain of supply

Price is not the only problem hindering access to products, says Andrew Jack

Education: Safe sex needs to be taught beyond the schoolroom

Childhood and classes often end at an early stage in the developing world, says Chris Cook

Melinda Gates

Guest column: Melinda Gates

Women should be given the power of choice

Healthcare worker giving pills
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HIV-Aids: Links with family planning bring benefits

Sarah Murray considers efforts to provide more integrated services

Egypt: A toxic mix of tradition and religion

Abeer Allam considers prospects for ending female genital mutilation

India and Bangladesh: Uneven quality of care

A loss of focus has diverted resources, writes Kanupriya Kapoor

Nigeria: Stymied by culture and faith

Xan Rice considers the reasons behind the country’s baby boom

US: Funds for services held back by dogma

Sarah Murray outlines the repercussions of entrenched moral positions

China: One-child policy is a threat to growth

Skewed population ratios are leading to problems, writes Patti Waldmeir

Care: Maternal mortality rates are in sharp decline

The number of women dying in childbirth has halved, writes Charis Gresser

Guest column: John May

Family planning is an issue that has been long neglected

Guest column: Andrew Mitchell

Women need power to plan their lives