Family Planning, Will You Be Our Valentine?

By Noha Zeitoun, Content Intern, PSI

With the celebration of Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re all asking our loved ones a simple question: “Will you be my Valentine”?

At PSI, we’re showing love to a too often elusive partner—family planning.

Millions of women and girls around the world rely on modern methods of voluntary family planning to plan the size of their families, space their births, and avoid unintended pregnancies. Yet, this Valentine’s Day there are still 225 million women and girls without access to modern methods of family planning. From long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) to IUDs, implants and condoms.e’ve pulled together a few love notes from global health organizations to show our support for family planning.

There’s probably no better way to express love than with a heart-felt poem. EngenderHealth takes its profession of love for contraception and family planning to Shakespearean levels with these fun, poetic e-Cards sure to make you smile.  Visit EngenderHealth to view more of their amusing #WherestheFP e-Cards.

Loveletters_Dear_Pill

 

Dear IUD

Relationships are all about commitment, right? Then, Planned Parenthood surely has the right idea when it comes to advocating for increased access to modern methods of family planning and contraception. With LARCs , IUDs and implants, women and girls can breathe easy knowing that they can choose a contraceptive method that will be in it for the long-haul.  Find a Valentine’s card for the family planning method that you love from Planned Parenthood.

injectable

IUD

 

When it comes to condoms, PSI loves to get cheeky and playful. Check out these Andy Warhol style Valentine’s Day “banana-grams” that promote safer sex and good times.

Web

Web

Want to know more about what PSI is doing to strengthen its commitment and dedication to family planning this Valentine’s Day? Check out how PSI South Africa transitioned into a profitable, commercially viable condom business to help fund other health efforts related to child survival, family planning and further HIV prevention and treatment.