Momentum, published twice a year, highlights Population Council research and institutional activities. Each issue focuses on a research topic, presenting articles on key projects and their impact; each issue also contains profiles of a researcher and a donor.


Momentum, May 2016: Maternal and newborn health

Building the evidence: What works to improve maternal and newborn health | Ending eclampsia: Preventing maternal death by expanding access to lifesaving
interventions | Promoting respectful maternal and reproductive health care | Timely treatment for obstetric fistula: Improving maternal health outcomes | Menstrual regulation with medication: Reducing maternal mortality in Bangladesh | Saving lives: Validating indicators of the quality of maternal health care

Momentum, November 2015: Girls’ education

Improving girls’ education; Transforming girls’ lives | Shifting the paradigm: An empowerment approach to sexuality and HIV education | Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study (MSAS) | Girls, pregnancy, and educational attainment | Violence and educational attainment: Exploring the links to improve outcomes | Building girls’ assets in Zambia: The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP)

Momentum, May 2015: Biomedical research at the Population Council

Research and development to improve reproductive health | From bench to bedroom: Biomedical research at the Population Council | Male contraception in discovery | Multipurpose prevention technologies in early-stage development | Contraceptive vaginal rings in late-stage development | Delivering on a promise: The International Contraceptive Access (ICA) Foundation

Momentum, November 2014: Advancing women’s health

Celebrating leadership and a legacy: The Peter J. Donaldson Fund | Confronting sexual violence in Africa | Improving women's health through voucher programs | Bringing lifesaving treatment to the community level | Protecting women's health, promoting safe motherhood

Momentum, May 2014: Achieving an AIDS-free future

Leading the way: Reaching populations most in need to achieve an AIDS-free future | Addressing men’s sexual health needs | Illuminating HIV risk among persons with disabilities | Identifying and counseling marginalized young people in urban Ethiopia | Mobilizing communities for HIV prevention | Combating pediatric HIV

Momentum, November 2013: Adolescent girls

Delaying child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa | Girls on the move | Protecting girls from gender-based violence | The effect of teenage pregnancy on girls' schooling | Ishraq: A safe space for girls to learn, play, and grow

Momentum, May 2013: Family planning

Accessing long-acting reversible contraception | Expanding access: Public–private partnerships | Breaking down barriers to emergency contraception | One ring for one year | Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health counseling

Momentum, November 2012: 60 years of ideas, evidence, and impact

Pioneering access to family planning information and services | Generating evidence to guide national policy in Bangladesh | Advancing knowledge: Population and Development Review | Inspiring future leaders | ParaGard and Mirena: Highly effective, reversible, and long-acting | Defining the centrality of adolescent girls to the health and development agenda | Operations research: Data that make a difference | Microbicides: Breakthroughs in HIV prevention

Momentum, May 2012: Improving education

Teaching young people in South Africa to manage economic, social, and health challenges | Improving education and the future of Egypt's young people | Confronting high rates of absenteeism in Malawi's schools | Improving school-to-work transitions for girls in Bangladesh | Solutions to increase girls' education in Pakistan

Momentum, November 2011: Involving men

Helping husbands safeguard health in Ethiopia | Calling attention to gender norms and rights | Identifying new male contraceptives | Achieving scale for male circumcision services | Working to ban female genital mutilation/cutting

Momentum, June 2011: Changing policy

Strengthening EC policies in Bangladesh | Changing how policymakers think about early marriage | Targeting global investments in HIV | Developing the potential of India’s youth | Strengthening policies for sexual violence victims | Protecting migrants from HIV

Momentum, May 2010: Keeping motherhood safe

Saving lives by spacing births | Delivering births and care through skilled hands | Providing a life-saving drug | Supporting women’s reproductive options | Can health vouchers save poor women’s lives?

Momentum, December 2009: Adolescent girls

A brighter future for migrant girls | Empowering girls to control their financial futures | Abriendo Oportunidadas: The chance to succeed | Ishraq: Teaching literacy, life skills . . . and sports! | The seven-step approach to creating evidence-based, targeted adolescent programs

Momentum, June 2009: HIV and children

Helping mothers keep their babies safe from HIV | Increasing HIV testing for at-risk children | Overcoming barriers to treatment for children | Building support for orphans and vulnerable children