Population Reference Bureau

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  • Data in New Wallchart Show Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries

    New evidence suggests that the share of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is declining in many countries, with girls less likely to be cut than previous generations of women.

  • Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy: Policy Communication Toolkit How-To Guide

    This live recording of the Policy Communications Toolkit webinar walks participants through navigating the toolkit website and customizing the toolkit materials to fit your advocacy needs.

  • Youth Contraceptive Use: A Reference Guide of Effective Interventions

    Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming for married and unmarried youth ages 15 to 24 is critical to improve the health, social, and economic outcomes of future generations. However, youth face many more barriers to accessing and using contraception than older people, including provider refusal, restrictive laws or policies, limited contraceptive options, stigma, and sociocultural pressures to have children early. Despite growing commitment to the rights of youth to access contraceptive services, governments and their partners lack clear guidance on supporting interventions that ensure their commitments are realized.