PRB Region Feed: Latin America/Regions/LatinAmerica.aspxFamily Planning Use in Central America: Closing the Equity GapThe overall contraceptive prevalence among womenhas increased in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua in the past two decades. In most countries, the gap in contraceptive use between the poorest and wealthiest segments of the population has also decreased.02/09/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/centralamericafamilyplanning.aspx3e252d1d-33e7-4ba9-a33c-1612ca128cafReproductive Health Programs Need to Involve MenConflicting interests and inequities between men and women pose serious obstacles to good health. Recently, however, there has been increased awareness of the need to actively involve men in reproductive health programs. 11/20/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/ReproductiveHealthProgramsNeedtoInvolveMen.aspx3af8e5d4-eb15-47fd-aee6-ae2aa629f94bSocial and Political Divisions Frustrate Efforts to Improve Venezuelans' LivesDespite its large petroleum reserves and mineral deposits, high levels of inequity and poverty plague Venezuela, and massive antigovernment protests are symbolic of deep divisions.03/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/SocialandPoliticalDivisionsFrustrateEffortstoImproveVenezuelansLives.aspx3884638d-cf52-4431-9c7b-715bea3021f0Caribbean Countries Pay for Successfully Addressing Population IssuesNations in the Caribbean have been so effective in dealing with their population issues that international aid agencies plan to reduce current levels of assistance. 04/22/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/CaribbeanCountries8220Pay8221forSuccessfullyAddressingPopulationIssues.aspx368cebee-f942-47d9-a38b-50d04c243d03Rural Migrant Remittances May Protect ForestsSprawling urban areas most obviously demonstrate the environmental impact of migration. But migration also affects the environment of the communities from which the migrants come, and the effects may actually protect forests. 02/08/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/migrant-remittances-and-environment.aspx3377d856-cd33-4bdd-acc7-359e58ca4fb4Expanding Access to Family PlanningFamily planning services often fail to reach those with the greatest need: the young, the poor, those living in remote areas and urban slums, and people with little education. Read about new approaches along with proven strategies to keep family planning services available in often challenging situations. 05/17/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/expandfpaccess.aspx2627a853-4f36-4320-af3d-30da8586ed90The Graying of Latin AmericaThe number of Latin Americans age 65 or older is projected to more than double between 2000 and 2025, and to double again, to 136 million, by 2050. These older Latin Americans will make up at least 17 percent of the region’s total population. 03/06/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/TheGrayingofLatinAmerica.aspx21f2028e-da9c-4eb9-8d38-c7f0f598b860More Caregivers Needed Worldwide for the 'Oldest Old'The Population Reference Bureau's 2010 World Population Data Sheet focuses on a rapidly aging world, highlighting many countries' pressures to care for their elderly citizens, including providing information on the number of middle-aged people available to care for one person in the oldest age group. 10/06/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/oldestold2050.aspx1009d00d-6c15-4f8c-9048-d2e24928fb65Targeting Gender-Based Violence to Reduce HIV Among WomenWomen with an abusive sexual partner are at greater risk of HIV infection than other women. Intervention programs to break this cycle of abuse and sexually transmitted diseases have been implemented.09/17/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/genderbasedviolenceaids.aspx0e4eeaf0-e382-499f-9897-acef08d42e88The Faces of Unmet Need for Family PlanningIn some of the world's poorest and most populous places contraceptive use is still low and the need for contraception is high.07/10/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/faces-unmet-need-familyplanning.aspx02e0c7e0-a44f-495a-a19c-04233c1f2526