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The Role of Health Insurance in Family Planning

January 2015: Report This policy brief discusses the benefits of family planning and how insurance programs can be designed to increase demand for and uptake of family planning services, as well as to improve their quality and equitable provision.

Ethiopia's Key: Young People and the Demographic Dividend

January 2015: Report This policy brief and accompanying fact sheet explain the connection in Ethiopia between a potential demographic dividend and investments in health, education, and job growth; and prioritize actions and investments in young people.

Demographic Challenges of the Sahel

January 2015: Article This article focuses on the demographics of the 10 countries that make up the Sahel region--Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Sudan.

Responding to Rapid Population Growth in Egypt

December 2014: Report Egypt's rapid population growth is putting pressure on the country's economy and environment and is threatening the health and well-being of its people.

Health Journalists Network in Uganda Wins Global Media Award

December 2014: Article The 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.

The Decline in U.S. Fertility

December 2014: Datasheet The U.S. total fertility rate stood at 1.9 births per woman in 2013, down from 2.1 at the onset of the recession in 2007.

World Population Updates

December 2014: Datasheet Use these PRB publications, graphics, and video to learn more about how demographers analyze data on fertility, mortality, and migration to create population projections, and how assumptions can produce different results over time.

Suicide #1 Cause of Death Globally Among Older Adolescent Girls

December 2014: Article For the first time ever, according to the World Health Organization, suicide is the #1 cause of death for adolescent girls ages 15 to 19.

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