PRB Topic Feed: Reproductive Health/Topics/ReproductiveHealth.aspxBirth Rate at Record Low for Young Women in U.S.U.S. teen birth rates fell by 50 percent or more across all race and ethnic groups between 1991 and 2011, and the national teen birth rate is now at a record low.07/12/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/us-young-women-birthrate.aspx96830a60-2eb3-4654-89da-53fc1a38c08aHuman Capital Consequences of Teenage Childbearing in South AfricaThis PopPov research brief highlights the findings from recent studies on teenage childbearing in South Africa, in which analysts examined the causal relationships between teen fertility, educational attainment, and health outcomes in urban and rural regions in South Africa.04/20/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/poppov-teen-childbearing-southafrica.aspx92555473-bbc1-4f1c-a306-43524d61c05bHuman Papillomavirus in CanadaFor Canadian women, the estimated prevalence rate for HPV ranges from 20 percent to 33 percent for both the non-cancer causing and cancer-causing types of the virus, and between 11 percent and 25 percent for the cancer causing types alone. 05/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/HumanPapillomavirusinCanada.aspxff1491a7-d24c-4ac8-a999-b6d1b2e67788Delivering Safer Motherhood Strategies: The Immpact InitiativeTwelve fact sheets, a policy brief, and an interview spell out in greater detail some early achievements and key findings from Immpact, a global research initiative, that will help researchers design more cost-effective safe motherhood strategies. 02/22/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/DeliveringSaferMotherhoodStrategies.aspxfd83c24b-dff4-4dad-9d00-d79572cc2297International Women's Day: 100 YearsMarch 8, 2011, marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. These past 100 years have witnessed much progress, but there remains an unfinished agenda in many regions of the world.03/01/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/international-womens-day.aspxf1970b1a-7ec1-48ea-afd2-e61a968f98d8New Website on Urban Reproductive HealthA new website on urban reproductive health from the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Project highlights programs of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa and India that expand access to and quality of family planning services to the urban poor.10/30/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/mle.aspxd3c8cc51-d274-4d64-890b-c8e9683e666fAlbania's Fertility Decline Tied to Traditional Family Planning MethodsThe total fertility rate in Albania is now at 1.6 lifetime births per woman. Remarkably, this fertility decline was achieved by relying on withdrawal and other less effective, traditional family planning methods.11/01/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/albania.aspxcb94f34e-bff9-4124-9afc-189be58ba2a5Egypt Bans Female Genital CuttingThe Egyptian Health Ministry issued a decree on June 28, 2007, that officially banned female circumcision. Although a similar order was already in place to prevent hospitals and medical doctors from carrying out the procedure, it is still widely performed by nonprofessionals in the community. 07/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/EgyptBansFGC.aspxc8fa25f0-97f2-46d6-b499-c4ec3076dca9A Fading Abortion Culture in Three Central Asian RepublicsRecent evidence suggests that since the dissolution of the Soviet Union more than a decade ago, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan have experienced a decline in induced abortion. 06/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/AFadingAbortionCultureinThreeCentralAsianRepublics.aspxbd9c869a-13c1-4dfa-979b-adeeaf7e78e6Addressing the Physical and Mental Health of Women and Adolescents Trafficked in EuropeWomen who have been subjected to trafficking and forced into service, including sex work, are more likely to suffer multiple physical and mental health problems than the general female population. But women can show vast improvement after only a month of professional care. 07/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/HealthofTraffickedWomen.aspxb5d7b3c5-cdec-46c0-9728-a6702e9e6c26