PRB Topic Feed: Reproductive Health/Topics/ReproductiveHealth.aspxHealth Journalists Network in Uganda Wins Global Media AwardThe Health Journalists Network in Uganda has won this year's top Global Media Award with its special edition of Health Digest on reproductive health policy.12/17/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/health-journalists-award.aspxa95100f4-62c7-4bf1-9a17-c53716cad23aA Decade of International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/CuttingFeb. 6, 2013, marks a decade since the first International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation was commemorated. We must also recognize the still-overwhelming challenges, and those leaders who are continuing to work on the front lines to make change.02/05/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/fgm-zero-tolerance-2013.aspxf45d43aa-d0b6-487a-989f-4385f1d1128cPRB Discuss Online: A Call to Action: Increasing Global Investments in YouthDuring a PRB Discuss Online, Jenny Truong, youth reproductive health advisor at USAID; Alexandra Hervish, of PRB; and Brad Kerner, of Save the Children, discuss the importance of investing in youth development and adolescent reproductive health policies and programs.09/23/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionsept32010.aspxb2f2b80a-ba33-4ffc-9ac0-ca5c05d0e128Shotgun Weddings a Sign of the Times in JapanIncreasingly, young Japanese women are dispensing with tradition and getting married after getting pregnant.07/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ShotgunWeddingsaSignoftheTimesinJapan.aspxc0bf6835-11de-494c-a034-357e7dd74f5bOlder Zambian Women's Reproductive Health Often OverlookedWhile mothers who give birth at a young age have received much attention due to their greater risks of complications at birth, women who give birth at a later age (35 or older) have not yet received adequate attention from programs seeking to improve maternal health in Zambia.05/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/zambia-reproductive-health-women.aspx8f214521-3d66-461a-95d7-19e2b8826a03Removing Barriers to Early Detection Key to Cervical Cancer PreventionWhether daunted by the two-hour walk to the nearest clinic or hindered by poor health services, millions of women worldwide never undergo cervical cancer screening, and hundreds of thousands die of this preventable disease without ever knowing why they were ill.11/22/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/RemovingBarrierstoEarlyDetectionKeytoCervicalCancerPrevention.aspxad422612-79cd-412a-931d-0a5fa04b934cContraceptive Needs of Older Nigerian Women Are NeglectedThroughout the world, women ages 35 and older are often left out of conversations on contraception. A national survey in Nigeria showed that older women were more than twice as likely as younger women to report that they wanted no more children at the time the birth occurred.02/08/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/contraception-nigerian-women.aspxa52f828d-3d63-4ad5-ae29-b713a14116ebReligious, Ethnic, and Regional Factors of High Fertility in EthiopiaA common perception in Ethiopia is more rapid population growth among the Muslims than among Christians, potentially tipping the balance toward Ethiopia becoming a majority Muslim country soon. But reliable assessments in Ethiopia on the demography of religion are few. 11/23/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/ethiopiamuslimdemographics.aspx70939eb4-04a0-4849-904b-835a159b21dbReducing Maternal Deaths in West and Central AfricaMaternal deaths can be prevented when women give birth in health facilities attended by skilled personnel. 08/27/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/maternal-deaths-west-central-africa.aspx55c6482b-70ab-4cc7-8469-9bda58555560Adolescents in Ga Mashie, Ghana, Share Reasons for Sexual Activity or AbstinenceResearch from focus groups showed that adolescents in Ga Mashie, Ghana, noted several factors they believed either encouraged or deterred their engagement in sex: poverty, family, friends, sexually explicit media, positive social institutions (specifically school and church), and personal choice.02/07/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/youth-Ghana.aspx3ba585fc-bbb7-493f-b6a0-c34469734e1c