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Looking Back at the Century of Population

January 2000: Article Experts from around the world identify the most important population trends and events of the 20th century.

Five Good Reasons to Integrate Family Planning/Reproductive Health and HIV Services

November 2009: Article PRB recently published the policy brief, Supporting the Integration of Family Planning and HIV Services. This article highlights five good reasons why integration is a sound investment that will pay multiple dividends for individuals, communities, societies, and health systems.

Racial Differences in Health Status and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States

March 2011: Article James B. Kirby and Toshiko Kaneda explore how long individuals are expected to live with different types of health insurance coverage and in different health states throughout their lives.

Family Planning Challenges and Decentralization of Health Services in Latin America

June 2008: Article In recent decades, several countries throughout Latin America have undergone health sector reform in efforts to improve the quality of care and the level of coverage. Among the most common of these reforms is the decentralization of health services.

Alfred Lotka, Mathematical Demographer

March 2000: Article Alfred J. Lotka's work on the mathematics of stable populations was "the greatest single contribution to population theory."

Family Planning in West Africa

March 2008: Article For many years, donors and governments focused attention on family planning in West Africa to both improve maternal and child health and enhance economic development. However, as fighting HIV/AIDS became a priority in the region, family planning received much less attention.

Zero Tolerance to FGM/C: A Day for Reflection

February 2014: Article Feb. 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

How People in India Really Live

December 2008: Article Most houses in India are constructed of mud and have dirt floors and very few households have computers or cars.

Solutions to Reducing Vaccine-Preventable Childhood Diseases

June 2015: Article Four diseases--diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus--were responsible for an estimated 218,400 deaths worldwide in 2013, yet just two combination vaccines, DTP and MCV, can protect children from these diseases.

Back to the Future: Guy Irving Burch and the (Surprisingly Modern) Demographic World of the 1930s

December 2005: Article After a 50-year post-World War II interlude, we have gone back in many respects to the trends and dynamics that marked the world of PRB's founder.

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