This summer the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners, hosted a groundbreaking summit regarding family planning…to mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments to support the rights of 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services, and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.

“Why is family planning so important? The simple answer is that it can mean everything to so many of the women and families I meet. It means the difference between being empowered and feeling powerless. It means the difference between celebrating a daughter’s graduation and watching her drop out of school. It even means the difference between life and death. As a woman and a mother, I can’t imagine anything more important. ”  – Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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