A Reuters report on the results of the BALIKA program to delay child marriage and empower girls was syndicated by dozens of news outlets, including the New York Times, Yahoo News, Business Insider and Voice of America.
Population Council President Julia Bunting recently visited the Reproductive Health Unit (R3M) of the La General Hospital in Ghana to learn more about the country’s efforts to integrate reproductive health into the national health delivery system. The Hospital was founded by the Population Council and Ipas in 2008.
Christine Gathoni dreamed of becoming a doctor, not a patient, grimacing in pain as she pushed her baby girl into the world.
Within a decade, women everywhere should have access to quality contraceptive services, argues John Bongaarts.
In a new study published in Population and Development Review, a journal of the Population Council, Shelley Clark and Sarah Brauner-Otto of McGill University find that contrary to expectations, divorce has been stable or declining in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
"In African countries where women enter into unions when they are older and more mature, marriages tend to be more stable, resulting in less divorce."
Listen to Clark's interview with the BBC here.
Shelley Clark is Professor of Sociology and Director, Centre on Population Dynamics, at McGill University. She serves on the Editorial Committee of Population Council journal, Studies in Family Planning.