PRB Topic Feed: Reproductive Health/Topics/ReproductiveHealth.aspxReproductive Health Conference a First for AsiaMore than 1,200 people from 32 nations gathered in Manila in February for the first Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive Health. The conference marked the first opportunity for Asians to exchange information on solutions to the many reproductive health issues that countries in the region face.04/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/ReproductiveHealthConferenceaFirstforAsia.aspxb584d784-50f9-436d-a61a-17237e651c36$5 More Per Person Annually Could Save Millions of Mothers and ChildrenRecent research by a group of health systems experts details how a 2 percent increase in current spending for maternal and child health can save 147 million children, prevent 32 million stillbirths, and avert 5 million maternal deaths by 2035.06/21/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/maternal-child-health-investments.aspxb1e15bb0-118d-490b-9921-9b221e9a64f9New Approaches for Reducing the Impact of Cervical CancerWith hundreds of thousands of the world's women dying of cervical cancer every year, a new report highlights innovative approaches for reducing the impact of this preventable disease, particularly in developing countries. 02/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/NewApproachesforReducingtheImpactofCervicalCancer.aspxb076caa1-6343-4e67-8949-c36ad50fbdf3Birth Spacing and Childhood UndernutritionOne factor often overlooked when considering strategies to reduce undernutrition is birth spacing, the time interval between births. According to a recent study, shorter birth intervals increase the risk of both stunting and underweight.03/24/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/birthspacing.aspxaf4a4b73-e47e-4c49-a2f4-22d0d53db1e8In Philippines, New Data Show Declines in Child Mortality, FertilityIn the Philippines, the total fertility rate has declined from 6.0 lifetime births per woman in 1970 to 3.3 children per woman in 2006. With its moderately high fertility, the Philippines population of 94 million is growing by 1.8 percent annually.11/18/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/philippines.aspxaac28a73-a949-4f5f-85e2-c6d5e6b5fd9cDecline in India's Birth Rate SlowsIndia's fertility decline has reached a plateau. Much of this decline occurred in the southern states while the large northern ones will need a dramatic drop in fertility rates to reach goals set for 2010. 03/28/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/DeclineinIndia8217sBirthRateSlows.aspxa91cf28f-bbe8-4e7f-9cc3-d0871ae7d24aIn Bolivia, Slow Fertility Decline and Some Improvements in Health IndicatorsThe most recent demographic and health survey in Boliva shows some improvement in infant and child health. But use of effective family planning remains low.08/20/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/bolivia.aspxa79dc951-79b4-4180-81d8-528ea21afb5fFertility and Infant Mortality Declines in TanzaniaResults from the Tanzania 2010 demographic and health survey (DHS) show considerable improvement in infant and child mortality and a modest decline in fertility. Some maternal health indicators show progress as well.12/29/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/tanzania-health-fertility.aspx9e7b3e3a-0b7b-4673-b3c6-f9c24a75f0c9Indonesia Burdened by Population Ills, Political and Social PressuresStill reaping the repercussions of the Asian financial crisis, Indonesia has in recent years struggled with numerous difficulties ranging from social unrest, political instability, and ethnic and sectarian violence to a decline in access to health care and other public services.08/20/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/IndonesiaBurdenedbyPopulationIllsPoliticalandSocialPressures.aspx9748cd4c-0bae-4a28-bdb1-c66eb01847f5Women in 2005: Are They Making Progress?The fourth edition of a Population Reference Bureau datasheet, "Women of Our World 2005," shows reason for hope and concern about women's progress in reproductive health, education, work, and public life.03/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/Womenin2005AreTheyMakingProgress.aspx88c382c8-2a01-4de0-b939-6c0c5e42385a