PRB Region Feed: Middle East/Regions/MiddleEast.aspxIran Achieves Replacement-Level FertilityWith control over their reproduction Iranian women are choosing to have fewer children. 05/02/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/IranAchievesReplacementLevelFertility.aspx15400cd9-3be0-45ef-ae92-ec8f35a98021More 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-d2e24928fb65A First Glimpse at the 2004 Palestinian Demographic and Health SurveyThe latest Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), conducted in Palestine in 2004, shows that a high rate of growth is likely to continue—adding to development challenges of the territories, which for years have been plagued with conflicts, economic stagnation, and high unemployment.05/03/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/FirstGlimpse2004PalestinianDHS.aspx0d7966b6-7151-418b-9671-44200667a272HIV in the Middle East: Low Prevalence but Not Low RiskBetween 2001 and 2012, the number of adults and children living with HIV in MENA increased by 73 percent and the number of new infections grew by 52 percent—the highest rates of increase among world regions.11/27/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/hiv-aids-in-middle-east.aspx0c9cf7b3-55ca-494f-813e-df9f46766c7cThe Palestinian Territories: Signs of Change Amidst Ongoing SufferingRecent plans for staunching the bloodshed and bringing Palestinians and Israelis back to a defunct peace process have come and gone without lasting effect. Supporting one's family, accessing health care, and pursuing an education in the territories remain fraught with difficulties.02/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/ThePalestinianTerritoriesSignsofChangeAmidstOngoingSuffering.aspxd53cd58d-c603-42e7-8666-ece8505d71c6Gender and Equity in Access to Health Care Services in the Middle East and North AfricaA pervasive culture of silence influences the way women in the region perceive their bodies and their health. And this culture also circumscribes their "health-seeking behaviors"—whether and where they look for health services.04/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/GenderandEquityinAccesstoHealthCareServicesintheMiddleEastandNorthAfrica.aspx31653574-49e9-4f50-8087-c2322cb3eba5Fertility Decline and Reproductive Health in Morocco: New DHS FiguresThe "fertility transition"—the shift from large to small families that demographers have observed throughout much of the world—has been remarkably rapid in Morocco. But the country still faces many challenges regarding women and reproductive health. 05/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/FertilityDeclineandReproductiveHealthinMoroccoNewDHSFigures.aspx10794d9b-6225-4fb9-9e3e-a61b32db4da8Achieving the MDGs in the Middle East: Why Improved Reproductive Health is KeyOverall progress toward attaining the goal in the region is mixed at best, while unmet need for quality family planning and reproductive health care there remains high.09/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/AchievingtheMDGsintheMiddleEastWhyImprovedReproductiveHealthisKey.aspx02d5b90e-12aa-461d-9324-5d17ba0f0741Youth Revolt in Egypt, a Country at the Turning PointThe demographic strength of Egypt is undeniable, not just in absolute numbers but in its age distribution. Egypt is experiencing a "youth bulge": One in five Egyptians is between ages 15 and 24, and one-half of the population is below age 25, a powerful engine of renewal for the country. 02/18/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/youth-egypt-revolt.aspx1dd2eafc-78d6-48f9-9a08-a2fa329eafb2Population and Gender in the MENA: Reflections From PRB’s Farzaneh Roudi Farzaneh Roudi, who recently retired from PRB, started our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program in 2001. In a Q and A, Roudi talks about her experiences working on population and gender in the MENA region and her reflections on current trends.09/01/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/population-gender-MENA-reflections.aspx3f8fe269-3122-4bb7-a907-04cade34d1d8