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Community Demographic Model: Invest Today for a Resilient Tomorrow

It's impossible to know exactly what the future will bring, but modeling can help us predict or forecast possible future outcomes.  

Population Council researchers develop demographic projections based on globally used and agreed upon scenarios to help us understand the complex interplay between people and the climate. How will the changes we make or fail to make over time affect our future? 

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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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