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Family Planning

More and more research underlines the large health and economic benefits of investing in family planning for the women users, their families, and the societies in which they live. Yet global efforts to increase access have been impacted by some major policy shifts. CGD looks at how to optimize efforts to reach more women, faster and more effectively, and how to expand contraceptive access and education in a tougher international political climate. We also study the nature of the link between family planning access and female empowerment: Is it correlation or causation?