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.

|VOA News

Women on Pine Ridge Reservation Create Girl Societies

The Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network (IMAGEN), which seeks to empower adolescent Native American girls through girl-centered programming, was featured for Indigenous Peoples Day 2020 in a segment for Voice of America (VOA) News.

New Council Research Shows Inconsistent and Incomplete Reporting of Key Sociodemographic Data on COVID-19 in the U.S.

Inconsistent and incomplete data expose the country’s inability to analyze and use data to guide its response.

New GIRL Center Research Challenges Key Assumptions on the Links Between Education and Girls’ Health and Well-being

Researchers address what happens to girls’ literacy and numeracy skills when they leave school and have their first baby.

|The New York Times

A Celebration of Dr. Wayne Bardin, former director of the Center for Biomedical Research

The life and legacy of Dr. C. Wayne Bardin, former director of the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) and chairman of the International Committee for Contraception Research at the Council, was honored at the New York Times. James Sailer, CBR’s current Executive Director, spoke about Dr. Bardin’s groundbreaking work.


Male Contraception is Coming

In a video at Bloomberg's Tic Toc, Jim Sailer, Executive Director of the Population Council's Center for Biomedical Research (CBR), explains how the Council's Nestorone®/Testosterone (NES/T) transdermal male contraceptive gel works and speaks about the importance of gender equality in preventing pregnancy.


New Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Prevents Pregnancy for a Year, Gives Women more Control

This feature from Reuters highlights Annovera, the one-year contraceptive vaginal ring developed by the Population Council, and the potential it has to give women more control over their contraceptive choices.

Phase 3 Results Show Population Council’s One-Year Contraceptive Vaginal System Highly Effective

Annovera™ provides a full year of protection against unintended pregnancy while fully under a woman’s control.

Saving Pakistani Mothers

In this op-ed, Population Council’s Pakistan Country Director Zeba Sathar illuminates the need to care more for women not just as mothers, but for the value they bring in every capacity including the home, family, and society.

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