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FGM/C Digital Data Visualization Toolkit Is Useful for Researchers

May 2017: Article The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a core partner on the Population Council’s Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. Our role is to build the consortium’s capacity for research utilization and to develop innovative tools and products to improve how researchers communicate their findings about FGM/C to key decisionmakers.

Data in New Wallchart Show Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries

February 2017: Article New evidence suggests that the share of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is declining in many countries, with girls less likely to be cut than previous generations of women.

Youth Contraceptive Use: A Reference Guide of Effective Interventions

March 2017: Report Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming for married and unmarried youth ages 15 to 24 is critical to improve the health, social, and economic outcomes of future generations. However, youth face many more barriers to accessing and using contraception than older people, including provider refusal, restrictive laws or policies, limited contraceptive options, stigma, and sociocultural pressures to have children early. Despite growing commitment to the rights of youth to access contraceptive services, governments and their partners lack clear guidance on supporting interventions that ensure their commitments are realized.

Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard: Measuring Commitment to Effective Policy and Program Interventions

April 2017: Report Governments around the world have made great strides in creating policies that support young people. Increasingly, countries have formalized the rights of adolescents and young people to access sexual and reproductive health services. Despite growing commitment from decisionmakers, many barriers remain for young people who want to use contraception.

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Family Planning: A Strong Investment for India

PRB collaborated with AFP and Pathfinder International to develop a multimedia video outlining how family planning shapes women’s empowerment and community well-being. The video can be used as a tool for corporate social responsibility (CSR) managers to advocate for corporate boards to allocate funds towards FP programs in nearby communities.

Integrating Health Services for Young People: Tackling the Growing Noncommunicable Disease Epidemic

May 2017: Report This policy report, published with support from the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, argues that integrating noncommunicable disease (NCD) services—particularly those targeted at prevention and early intervention—with other health services for young people can help tackle the growing noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Researchers Share Results With Policymakers—In Six Minutes or Less

May 2017: Report

The Research Council of Norway, a funding partner in the Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) for which PRB is the Secretariat, recently hosted a knowledge-sharing event at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) in Oslo, Norway. To accommodate policymakers’ busy schedules, the Research Council challenged each presenter to discuss their research results, policy implications, and recommendations in six minutes or less.

Image: Laila Bokhari, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, opens the conference.

Changing Demographics Reshape Rural America

April 2017: Article Trends shaping rural life in America include unprecedented population declines, a growing Hispanic population, a disproportionate share of military veterans, and a sharp increase in “deaths of despair”—related to suicide, alcohol abuse, and drug overdose—among rural residents with low education levels.

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