It’s been twenty-six years since the International Conference on Population and Development affirmed women’s reproductive health as an essential human right. In this episode of A Deeper Look, I sit down with Ann Starrs, Director of Family Planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to hear how new products, policies and practices are disrupting the family planning landscape and offering greater access and better outcomes for users.
In addition to discussing the impact of COVID-19 on family planning, we talk about how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is rethinking family planning policy and delivery. Ann describes the Foundation’s new family planning strategy and the importance of data-driven public health work.
Anyone who is interested in reproductive health and family planning should not miss this episode.