A new Lancet HIV commentary by Population Council Associate II, Waimar Tun highlights the need for more and better data on the prevalence of HIV in people with disabilities and the factors that put them at risk and hinder their access to services.
Recent research in East and Southern Africa suggests that post-rape services intended for adults are increasingly frequented by girls, many between the ages of 11-14.
News Deeply explores efforts by young people in Nairobi to encourage their peers to talk and learn about sex before they start becoming sexually active. The article sets the context with recent research from the Population Council on the risks and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls in two marginalized areas of Kenya.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Women Around the World blog posted a Q&A with the Council’s Judith Bruce and Dr. Holly Atkinson of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, members of the Girls in Emergencies Consortium. The piece discusses the elevated risks adolescent girls face during humanitarian emergencies and strategies to reduce their vulnerabilities.