In an op-ed in STAT News, Regine Sitruk-Ware, Distinguished Scientist at Population Council, highlights the latest advancements in male contraceptive research and dispels common misconceptions about the future of male birth control.
The 2018 Population Association of America Annual Meeting from April 26-28 in Denver, Colorado will convene thousands of demography, public health, and social science experts. Through more than 25 presentations, Population Council researchers will share new findings and insights on critical global health and development issues spanning Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and a number of multi-country and regional studies. Stop by booth 314 to chat with our researchers and for our meet-the-editors event.
Several promising male contraceptive products are currently making their way through clinical trials, Vox writes, including Nestorone®/Testosterone transdermal gel, a new topical gel that blocks sperm production.
During the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), new Population Council insights about the power of research to understand, measure, and encourage abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) were highlighted through high-level events and press coverage.
In a time of accelerated change, the Population Council is continuing to evolve financial and global operations to increase organizational responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness.
Building on the launch of the organization’s 15-year Strategic Priorities Framework and recent organizational health improvements, this week the Population Council welcomes Mr. Jackson Ireland as the new Vice President for Corporate Finance and Administration.
Population Council researchers presented preclinical research results suggesting new strategies to prevent HIV and STIs from two studies at this week’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the world’s preeminent HIV research meeting.
*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.