PRB: Articles/Publications/Articles.aspxZika Crisis Highlights Importance of Family Planning(February 2017) One year after the Zika global health emergency, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Margaret Chan, urged sustained attention to two important weaknesses in global health preparedness revealed by the Zika crisis—insufficient national mosquito control programs and poor access to family planning services.02/27/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/testing.aspxa08aefb5-bd6f-469c-aacf-743b0e858decBeware of Zombie Statistics … Even When It’s Not HalloweenDo women really own less than 2 percent of the world’s land? Do women constitute 70 percent of the world’s poor? Do women provide between 60 percent and 80 percent of the agricultural labor in Africa? Do widely cited statistics like these mean they are backed up with solid research? 10/30/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Beware-of-Zombie-Statistics.aspxfd7c87e3-9975-4998-8f71-6a092f8389b3The U.S. Birth Rate Falls FurtherThe U.S. total fertility rate has been revised: the United States is no longer the only industrialized country with fertility above replacement level. Perhaps the new estimate of the U.S. TFR and the sagging U.S. economy, which may further reduce the birth rate, will narrow this gap soon. 06/30/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/TheUSBirthRateFallsFurther.aspxfca31e9a-cf4a-4dcd-b3ea-b2d653bfced5Iran's Demographic Dividend and the Implications of the Nuclear DealThis article by Farzaneh Roudi, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at PRB, was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 12/04/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/iran-demographic-dividend.aspxcf1e8c3c-ea19-4cd2-9ef2-8f8d8fb49e57Shotgun Weddings a Sign of the Times in JapanIncreasingly, young Japanese women are dispensing with tradition and getting married after getting pregnant.07/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ShotgunWeddingsaSignoftheTimesinJapan.aspxc0bf6835-11de-494c-a034-357e7dd74f5bWhy Do Older Chinese Face Higher Death Rates in Rural Areas?Chinese adults who are cadres, or public officials who hold responsible or managerial positions in the party and government, had a significantly lower risk of death than other older Chinese. 02/11/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/olderchinese.aspxa2a1ca79-6c0d-4ae5-82c7-33712ec6bd6aWho Uses the ACS and Why?The American Community Survey puts up-to-date information about important social issues at the fingertips of people who need it, including policymakers, researchers, businesses and nongovernmental organizations, journalists, teachers, students, and the public. 04/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/whousesacs.aspx83c5bfcb-14b1-4845-81de-1b20392eeda7Family Planning Policies and the Poor in PeruOver the past two decades, the government of Peru has instituted a series of laws and policies designed to expand access to family planning services. A recent article in International Family Planning Perspectives notes that these policies have not always achieved their desired effect. 03/14/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/perufamilyplanning.aspx6ceb5512-9092-4764-8791-0d9594360273PRB Analysis on Girls at Risk for FGM/C in U.S. Covered in ABC News and MoreTwo major news outlets have highlighted PRB's data analysis on women and girls in the U.S. at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). 07/21/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-fgmc-abcnews-pbs.aspx566adfe7-c828-41af-9e91-cc5128b5528dPRB Data Analysis of FGM/C in U.S. Covered in New York TimesPRB's data analysis of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) was covered in a May 22, 2015, New York Times article, "FGM: A Modern-Day Scourge in the United States."05/27/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-fgmc-nytimes.aspx152b6dee-acb3-4f1c-83f3-08cec3575d60