PRB Region Feed: Middle East/Regions/MiddleEast.aspxMinding the Gap in Alexandria, Egypt: Talking to Girls in Schools About Reproductive HealthThis working paper presents key findings of a recent study conducted by the Alexandria Regional Centre for Women's Health and Development in Egypt, highlighting gaps between female adolescents' needs for appropriate RH information and what they actually have access to, as expressed by the girls. 03/30/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/egypt-girls-schools-reproductive-health.aspxfe594984-b09e-4bb9-8ec7-cd3693bdfb13Reproductive Health and Economic Development: What Connections Should We Focus On?This PopPov Research Network brief examines the emerging evidence base for answering questions about the relationship between reproductive health and important areas of human capital development.05/16/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/poppov-economicdevelopment-reproductivehealth-women.aspxf9419a26-998d-49fd-9af9-3128ff841486Egypt's Fertility Decline SlowsA new demographic and health survey (DHS) from Egypt shows that the number of children per woman has declined. Egypt plans a large role in the future population of the Middle East and North Africa.02/16/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/egyptdhs.aspxf0d0f5dd-bf51-4d57-af26-1b83966c9295Mother-Daughter Communication About Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rural Areas of Alexandria, Egypt This PRB MENA working paper presents key findings from a study conducted in Egypt in the spring of 2011 on the frequency and quality of communication about sexual and reproductive health issues (SRH) between mothers and adolescent daughters.09/25/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/egypt-mother-daughter-sexualhealth.aspxe2dbb3b0-2fd4-4d47-bede-29e5cfdf28d8Iraqi Population Outlook UncertainWar and international economic sanctions have seriously compromised living conditions for Iraq’s population of 24 million, half of whom are under age 18. Estimates show that life expectancy at birth, which was 65 years at the end of the 1980s, is now 58 years, compared with 76 years in Kuwait.04/25/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/IraqiPopulationOutlookUncertain.aspxcc7efeda-2d32-4ce0-ae58-8666df78dbbdPondering the Prospects for Lower Fertility in High-Fertility CountriesUN demographers are reviewing assumptions about the future fertility of today’s 46 high-fertility countries.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/PonderingtheProspectsforLowerFertilityinHighFertilityCountries.aspxc6bc6bb8-7306-4a05-bfd6-ce5f2cb40881Iraqis in the United StatesIn 2000, there were just under 90,000 residents of the United States who were born in Iraq.09/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/IraqisintheUnitedStates.aspx905d0edf-ca61-48fc-8ff7-4cf2701dacedMeasures for Afghan Population Troubled by Conflict, DroughtSevere drought, more than two decades of conflict, and years of repressive policies that have ravaged Afghanistan's economy and deprived its people — mainly women and girls — of their basic human rights, have created major uncertainties about population measures and estimates.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/MeasuresforAfghanPopulationTroubledbyConflictDrought.aspx6fe6e2c0-2af7-4b73-98fa-e2bb99791322Flat Birth Rates in Bangladesh and Egypt Challenge Demographers' ProjectionsIn projecting the populations of less developed countries, most demographers assume that fertility rates will decline to two children per women. Recent fertility surveys from two key countries illustrate how much in doubt that outcome really is.10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/FlatBirthRatesinBangladeshandEgyptChallengeDemographersProjections.aspx67faa9ff-cfe1-4bdd-8dad-707ed01c475eAre Population Pressures Creating a Fertile Ground for Conflict in the Middle East?As the campaign against terrorism focuses on extreme political and religious expression in many Middle East and North African countries, burgeoning populations and high unemployment, particularly among educated young men, are at least some of the factors gaining attention.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/ArePopulationPressuresCreatingaFertileGroundforConflictintheMiddleEast.aspx5d07d70a-e63c-43ca-a571-69b45eebb0d3