News & Views

Council Commentary

Advancing Health Equity Through Contraception

We hear it in nearly every sexual and reproductive health conversation today—from HIV prevention to family planning to STI treatment, people want and deserve choice. Whether it’s a pill, ring, injectable, or newer delivery method, we know that a person’s ability to choose a method that works for them is crucial.  

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Media Coverage

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in the United States: Where is the Data on Race?

The United States has shifted its focus on tracking COVID-19 cases to the use of hospitalizations as a primary metric in assessing “community level risk.” However, COVID-19 hospitalization data remains murky, inhibiting public health officials to accurately understand who is getting hospitalized. 

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Council Commentary

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

This year’s sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is dedicated to “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.”

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Press Releases

First Study to Estimate the Impact of Covid-19 on Life Expectancies Around the World Reports Two Years Lost

A new study, “Global and National Declines in Life Expectancy: An End-of-2021 Assessment,” reports on changes in life expectancies around the world. It is authored by Patrick Heuveline, professor of sociology and associate director of the California Center for Population Research at UCLA, and published in Population and Development Review, a journal of the Population Council.

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Research Spotlight

Child Marriage, Climate Change, and Local Level Variability

Child Marriage, Climate Change, and Local Level Variability

As we learn more about climate change, we find increasing evidence of the divergent social impact of climate-related events. The risk of child marriage varies widely by local area among girls living in climate-vulnerable communities and depends on the nature of the climate-related events.  

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Media Coverage

A Hasty Census Exercise

Pakistan’s Council of Common Interests approved work on the seventh population and housing census. A pilot of the digital process will be conducted in May, and the full-fledged census would begin in August and completed in one month. Final results are scheduled to be announced by December in time for the 2023 election polls.

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Council Commentary

IWD 2022: Break the Bias

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a global event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. This year, the day is also a call to #BreakTheBias for a gender-equal world that is free of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. 

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