Thank You, Deeply

Dear Women & Girls Community,

We are excited to share our plans for the future of women and girls’ coverage at News Deeply.

In January 2018, our Women & Girls page will close as we launch the first of a new set of dedicated platforms that will allow us to dive deeper into the biggest issues affecting women and girls in the developing world.

This first platform – Women’s Advancement Deeply – will cover the pursuit of economic equality for women, from securing gender-equal access to financial services, to fighting for property rights and closing the pay gap.

We’ll also be working to launch other dedicated platforms in this space, and we are currently exploring themes of maternal, sexual and reproductive health, as well as gender-based violence. If these topics are of interest to you, please let us know here – we would love your input as we shape new initiatives.

Our trove of existing Women & Girls coverage will remain available through an archived version of the site, allowing you to explore and reference our published articles dating back to May 2016

Thank you for being part of the Women & Girls community. We look forward to having you join us in our new endeavors in this space.


Lara Setrakian, CEO and Co-founder, News Deeply
Megan Clement, Managing Editor, Women & Girls, News Deeply

Choice and Change

Video: The Doctor Who Wants Kenyan Men to Learn to Love Vasectomies

As part of our “Choice and Change” series, we meet Dr. Charles Ochieng, who is on a mission to encourage more Kenyan men to have vasectomies and take an active role in family planning. And often that means busting myths about exploding testicles and frozen sperm.

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Dr. Charles Ochieng wants to see Kenyan men take more responsibility for family planning. At his small clinic in downtown Nairobi, he has performed hundreds of vasectomies and wants to encourage more men to undergo the procedure. But first that means dispelling the extraordinary myths that many men in Kenya believe about what happens once you’ve had a vasectomy. On November 18, Ochieng, founder of the Winam Safe Parenthood Initiative (WISPIVAS) health practice, will take a leading role in World Vasectomy Day as he continues his mission to educate Kenyans about the benefits of getting the snip.

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