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Photo via YouTube/Ozy
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In a new interview on Ozy, Bill and Melinda Gates sat down to talk with the site’s CEO and co-founder Carlos Watson about global health initiatives — particularly contraceptives, vaccines and more.

In the video, Melinda Gates points out how on a recent trip to India she had candid conversations with young women about their use of contraceptives — often without their husband’s knowledge — so they can regulate their reproductive health and better care for their existing families.

“One of my favorite examples is we work quite a lot in this contraceptives field, because if a woman can have a contraceptive, she can be educated about it and decide voluntarily to take it, and she can count on it being at the health care center,” Gates says. “It changes the trajectory of her life and her child’s life if she can space the births of those children because she will tell you, she can feed them and educate them then.”

She also shares a story about how women coming together in villages are not only providing a better support system for themselves, but starting initiatives like fighting alcoholism in their communities.

It’s inspiring and cool to hear firsthand how small differences are making huge strides. Also, Ozy is an incredibly fun news site to poke around on. Might be a good one to bookmark, eh?

Here, one of the videos on global health:

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