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Population Council Presents New Analyses on Girls’ Education, Rights-Based Family Planning, and Men’s Use of Contraception at Population Association of America Annual Meeting

CHIGACO, ILLINOIS (April 26, 2017) — Population Council experts will present 23 abstracts on key health and development issues at the Population Association of America (PAA) 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago from April 27-29. The annual meeting gathers more than 2,000 demographers, public health experts, sociologists, economists, scholarly publishers, and students to examine the latest population trends and topics in the US and around the world.

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Media Coverage

The Huffington Post: With UNFPA Cuts, Health and Rights of Vulnerable Girls Are On The Line

Seema Jalan of the United Nations Foundation's Universal Access Project writes in The Huffington Post that vulnerable girls' health, rights and dreams are being jeopardized by the decision to cut U.S. funding of UNFPA, drawing on her recent meetings with mentors in the Population Council's Abriendo Oportunidades program in Guatemala.

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Council Commentary

Family Planning: Not Just for Women

Family planning programs have traditionally assumed that women are responsible for contraceptive use, so that men's job is to support them or at least get out of the way.

But a new recently published analysis "Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs" (Reproductive Health) by the Evidence Project found that adolescent boys and men also have a desire for sexual and reproductive health information and services. When information and services are made available they respond with greater contraceptive use. But they aren't very well served by existing programs.

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