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Population Council Experts Share Insights on Maternal Health Outcomes, Family Planning and Investing in Future Generations at Women Deliver 2016

COPENHAGEN (16 May 2016) ― Population Council experts will highlight new evidence and perspectives on reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and adolescent girl empowerment this week at Women Deliver. The Population Council is a globally recognized nonprofit organization, conducting research to address critical health and development challenges.

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Reproductive Health Experts from the Population Council Present at the 14th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health

BASEL, SWITZERLAND (4 May 2016) — This week at the 14th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, experts from the Population Council presented on five topics: the need for investment in family planning research and development, the impact of family planning on maternal mortality, male contraceptives, new user-controlled family planning methods, and contraception during lactation. The focus of this year’s congress was Contraception: from molecular biology to social science and politics.

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New Population Council Evidence Shows What Works to Delay Child Marriage in Bangladesh

New research presented by the Population Council shows that programs that educate girls, teach them about their rights and build skills for modern livelihoods can reduce the likelihood of child marriage by up to one-third in Bangladesh. This is the first rigorously evaluated study to provide evidence on approaches to delay child marriage in a region where two out of three girls is married before the legal age of 18. 

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Population Council to Present More Than 30 Studies at the International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia

New Research Highlights Need to Scale-Up and Increase Access to Family Planning, Integration of Health Services, Development of Next-Generation Technologies, and Use of Evidence in Family Planning Policies

NEW YORK (21 January 2016)—Population Council experts will present findings from more than 30 studies on sexual and reproductive health and rights at the fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia (January 25–28, 2016). The Population Council is a globally recognized nonprofit organization, conducting research to address critical health and development challenges.

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Population Council’s MZC Outperforms Tenofovir 1% Gel in Preclinical Evaluation of Microbicide Candidates

MZC Microbicide Gel Demonstrates Strong Efficacy Against HIV and HSV-2 in Preclinical Study

NEW YORK—New data from a preclinical safety and efficacy study of the candidate microbicide gel MZC, which targets HIV, herpes simplex virus (HSV-2) and human papillomavirus (HPV), shows that the gel performs as well as, or in many cases, better than, tenofovir (TFV) 1% gel, a leading microbicide candidate.

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The Population Council and WomanCare Global Announce Worldwide License Agreement to Advance Women’s Access to Innovative Contraceptive Ring

WomanCare Global Acquires Global Commercial Rights for Nestorone®/Ethinyl Estradiol (NES/EE) Contraceptive Vaginal Ring

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO—In a major step forward for women’s health, the Population Council and WomanCare Global (WCG) today announced an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for WCG to make the Council’s investigational NES/EE contraceptive ring available in the developed and developing worlds. This announcement marks an important contribution to achieving the goal of universal access to family planning for women and couples around the world.

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