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The Daily Nation: Reliable Data Can Aid Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

*This op-ed was orinially published in the Feb. 6th print edition of The Daily Nation, the Kenyan newspaper.

There are many things we know – with certainty – about female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). We know that more than 200 million women and girls in the world have undergone FGM/C. We know that it happens in parts of Kenya – and that it is against the law in this country. While the evidence of FGM/C’s physical and mental harms is well-documented, we know there are people who support it as a cultural practice. We also know that many people are against it: people who see an obligation to respect the human rights of girls and women.  

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Jonathan Shakes Joins Population Council Board of Trustees

The Population Council announces the appointment of Jonathan Shakes to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Shakes is an e-commerce logistics consultant, having worked fifteen years in operations, software and product management at Amazon and its subsidiaries.

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IPS & Brookings Institution Blog: How Natural Disasters Undermine Girls’ Education

While girls’ leadership is needed in the fight against climate change, researchers are recognizing the varied ways that natural disasters threaten gains in girls’ education and wellbeing around the world, write Population Council experts in a Brookings Institution blog, which also appears on Inter Press Service and ReliefWeb

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Population Council’s One-Year Contraceptive Ring Advances to FDA Review

The Population Council today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its one-year Nestorone® / ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring for pregnancy prevention. If approved, the contraceptive vaginal ring would be the first contraceptive option that provides a full year of protection against unintended pregnancy while fully under a woman’s control.

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