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January 2015: Article
This article focuses on the demographics of the 10 countries that make up the Sahel region--Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Sudan.
August 2014: Report
This PopPov research brief addresses challenges and highlights the experiences of four research teams who communicated findings from studies supported under the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Population and Poverty Research Initiative.
August 2014: Article
Burkina Faso has made enormous progress in education since 1960, when the country gained independence.
October 2012: Report
This report presents targeted areas of investments in family planning to spur progress, and provides recommendations for strengthening services, mobilizing political commitment and resources, and coordinating actions. It is designed to serve as an advocacy tool for policymakers, government officials, and others.
August 2012: Report
This PopPov network research brief summarizes findings from one study that qualitatively examines how some women in Burkina Faso fared after such "near miss" life-threatening experiences while giving birth.
February 2010: Datasheet
An update of PRB's 2008 wallchart on data and trends in female genital mutilation/cutting shows the practice is widespread in at least 27 developing countries, although there is some evidence that younger generations in some countries may face a slightly smaller risk.
February 2009: Article
This article examines data from the Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal, and explores the variation in sexual knowledge and practice among youth ages 15 to 24.
September 2008: Datasheet
This PRB data sheet shows that an estimated 100 million to 140 million girls and women worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting and more than 3 million girls are at risk for cutting each year on the African continent alone.
April 2008: Article
In West Africa, approximately 13 percent of married women use some form of family planning. Hormonal contraceptives, including the pill and injections, are the most commonly used methods. Traditional family planning methods, including periodic abstinence and withdrawal, are in second place.
August 2007: Article
Nearly 63 percent of all people with HIV worldwide live in sub-Saharan Africa--25 million people. While southern Africa has been hardest hit, other regions also face serious AIDS epidemics.
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