|The Telegraph

Changing Attitudes is an Important First Step Towards Eradicating FGM, but It Isn’t Enough

In The Telegraph, activist Nimco Ali cites the Population Council’s comprehensive evidence review on the effectiveness of interventions designed to prevent or respond to female genital mutilation.

Double Agents in Global Health

Thoai Ngo, Vice President of Social and Behavioral Science Research, shares his perspective on global health as a "double agent" straddling two worlds. Ngo contributes insights to an essay by Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University.

What We Know and Don’t Know About Interventions to Address Gender-related Barriers to Girls’ Education

Significant knowledge gaps found in our understanding of interventions most likely to improve girls’ education.

|The Daily Star

Skill Building of Rohingya and Host Community Adolescents and Youth: Opportunities and Challenges

The Council’s Ashish Bajracharya and Ubaidur Rob joined partners in a roundtable discussion on the needs and workforce potential of adolescents in the Rohingya community. The conversation was summarized in The Daily Star.

|Los Angeles Times

Male Birth Control: A Promising New Trial in California, and Why Reproductive Autonomy Matters

Council scientists are developing a novel reversible contraceptive gel for men, Nestorone®/Testosterone (NES/T), designed to be absorbed through the skin with minimal side effects. This article discusses the phase two clinical trials of the gel, started in 2018.

Medicines360 and the Population Council Pursue Agreement to Develop Product to Prevent HIV and Unintended Pregnancy for Worldwide Distribution

Expediting development, regulatory, and manufacturing pathways of new multipurpose prevention technology for women.

New Study Challenges the Link Between Access to Menstrual Health Products and Improved Education Outcomes

Distribution of sanitary pads did not impact school attendance, but adolescent health education improved attitudes toward reproductive health.

New Report Details Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescents in Kenya

Critical need for bold action to address negative consequences of the pandemic for adolescents in Kenya.

|New York Times

Expanding Access and Instilling Faith in Vaccines

In a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times, James Sailer, Executive Director of the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, makes the case for maintaining the intellectual property system, which rewards research and development innovation.

|Times of India

Condom Use Doubles in Mumbai but Still Barely Two of Every 10 Males Opt For It

The Council's Rajib Acharya is quoted in this Times of India article on an increase in male participation in family planning, which cites findings from the new National Family Health Survey showing that condom use has increased in the past five years, while female sterilizations and oral contraceptive pill use has marginally dropped.


Urban Women at ‘Higher Risk of Chronic Disease’

An article from SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English desk highlights findings from a study published in PLOS One by Council researcher Jessie Pinchoff and colleagues Deborah Balk and Carrie Mills of CUNY Institute for Demographic Research.

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