Population Council president Julia Bunting spoke with The Guardian on International Women's Day (March 8th) about the links between access to family planning and population.
Christine Gathoni dreamed of becoming a doctor, not a patient, grimacing in pain as she pushed her baby girl into the world.
Within a decade, women everywhere should have access to quality contraceptive services, argues John Bongaarts.
In a new study published in Population and Development Review, a journal of the Population Council, Shelley Clark and Sarah Brauner-Otto of McGill University find that contrary to expectations, divorce has been stable or declining in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
"In African countries where women enter into unions when they are older and more mature, marriages tend to be more stable, resulting in less divorce."
Listen to Clark's interview with the BBC here.
Shelley Clark is Professor of Sociology and Director, Centre on Population Dynamics, at McGill University. She serves on the Editorial Committee of Population Council journal, Studies in Family Planning.
The poorest girls in the poorest communities around the world exist in a near constant state of emergency because of vulnerabilities brought on by their age, sex, and economic status. Humanitarian emergencies—such as those caused by extreme events related to climate change—intensify pressures on girls to act as caregivers and greatly increase their vulnerabilities.
World AIDS Day on 1 December is the right time to think about the health and lives of adolescent girls. Because, across Africa, HIV strikes particularly hard against adolescent girls and young women.