From our Partners: “Five Ways to Make Universal Access to Family Planning a Reality,” FHI 360

World leaders recently ratified the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which set 169 ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030. Reaching these goals would greatly improve the lives of people worldwide. Women and girls have much to gain, especially because two of the targets call for ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning.

Given the contributions that family planning can make to nearly all 17 of the goals, we think that universal access to family planning could be a Sustainable Development Goal of its own. Still, the global community has taken a big step in the right direction.

Now, how can we ensure that universal access to family planning becomes a reality? Here are five ways.

Read the full commentary by Ward Cates, CEO Emeritus of FHI 360, in the Huffington Post.