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The Group aims to encourage initiatives to increase access to and improve reproductive and sexual health programmes worldwide.

The Group has over 70 members, from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, representing the UK's main political parties.

We provide our members with a forum for discussing population, development and reproductive health issues."


Access to family planning to take centre-stage in international development policy and funding. A family planning summit co-hosted by the Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and with the support of the APPG on PD&RH will take place in Parliament in July. A campaign highlighting the impact of contraceptives has been launched in the run-up - add your story and read about why access to contraceptives is no controversy here

Concerns about unsafe abortion in Rwanda highlighted in study. The Guttmacher Institute and National University of Rwanda has released the first ever study of abortion in Rwanda and underlines the risks of unsafe abortion - see here for details.

Peer makes the case for putting family planning at the heart of sustainable development. Baroness Jenny Tonge writes on Politics Home - see the article here for more details. 

Press Release: Child Marriage and International Women's Day. The APPG on PD&RH will be holding a parliamentary hearing on child marriage this summer. See the press release here for more details. 

Press Release: Family Planning and Sustainable Development will help Secure a Future without Child Malnutrition. The APPG on PD&RH welcomes the launch of Save the Children's campaign to end child hunger here

Peer Calls for Stronger Protection for Women: Baroness Jenny Tonge has written about the problem of female genital mutilation (FGM) for Politics Home in preparation for her oral parliamentary question in the House of Lords on 16th February. Click here to read the article. 

Website Updating: Apologies for any problems encountered while using the site. It is currently being updated so there may be a few minor, temporary disruptions.

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe. Announcing the launch of the new online exhibition by the International Museum of Women (IMOW), of which the UK APPG on PD&RH is an outreach partner. Click here to go to their website.

2010-11 Annual Report. To read the comprehensive report of the Group's work, click here.

Chair of the APPG on PD&RH discusses population on BBC radio: Listen to Baroness Jenny Tonge on the BBC World Service program One Planet discussing the milestone of a world population of 7 billion here.

Chair of the APPG on PD&RH in The Guardian: Baroness Jenny Tonge writes about the global need for family planning to combat climate change and poverty here.

Richard Ottaway MP's Paper - Sex, Ideology and Religion. To read the paper click here.

The views expressed in this Paper are Richard Ottaway MP’s own and not necessarily supported by every member of the UK APPG on PD&RH. For further information please contact: Genevieve Hutchinson on genevievehutchinson@gmail.com tel: +44 (0)207 219 6392

'Coalition drops promise to help Afghan women', The Independent: Baroness Tonge, Chair of the APPG on PD&RH, was interviewed in an article on development funding for maternal health in Afghanistan. To read, click here

APPG on PD&RH letter published in The Guardian: Baroness Tonge and Richard Ottaway MP respond to a Guardian editorial about preventing famine here

May 2011 Newsletter Published. To read, click here.

The Return of the Population Growth Factor - New Tables and Update Summary Document Launched - Tuesday 14th July 2009

The APPG launched an updated set of graphs and tables and summary document to complement the 2007 report The Return of the Population Growth Factor. Click here to go to the Population Hearings Page.

Maternal Morbidity Report - Better Off Dead?- Launched - Wednesday 6th May 2009

The APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health's Report on Maternal Morbidity was launched in the House of Commons in May 2009. More details can be found on the Maternal Morbidity Hearings Page

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