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2013-11-04 16:33:47

Research will highlight development of new contraceptive technologies, strategies for expanding access to family planning, and efforts to promote gender equity The Population Council, an international organization that conducts research to address critical health and development issues, will present findings from more than 40 studies at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (November 12-15, 2013). Notable presentations will focus on the positive impact...

2013-05-14 23:00:58

Migration for majority of girls leads to greater autonomy and prosperity; Strong safety nets needed WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Population Council today released Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World, examining the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries, and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity. The report focuses on the ways in which rural-to-urban migration...

2012-09-06 10:08:32

Study provides first efficacy data on vaginal rings for HIV prevention Population Council scientists have found that a vaginal ring releasing an anti-HIV drug can prevent the transmission of SHIV in macaques. This study provides the first efficacy data on the delivery of a microbicide from a vaginal ring, and indicates strong potential for the success of such rings in women. Microbicides are compounds that can be applied inside the vagina or rectum to protect against sexually transmitted...

2011-02-21 06:10:00

Seven billion: that is the estimated number of people the United Nations predicts will be alive on the planet this year, and climbing to a possible nine billion by 2050, John Bongaarts of the non-profit Population Council said at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. A more affluent and growing population will compete for ever scarcer resources and could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned. To feed all those mouths, "we will need...

2010-03-01 07:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J. and NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to commercialize the Population Council's investigational contraceptive vaginal ring in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The ring, which contains two hormonal products - ethinyl estradiol and Nestorone®, a novel, synthetic progestin - is currently in Phase 3 clinical development. "This ring, if approved, will...

2010-01-08 16:48:00

Health and Development Groups Applaud Clinton Speech; Call for Action WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of organizations representing millions of Americans applauded today's statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the United States unequivocally supports the worldwide consensus that achieving universal access to reproductive health is critical for individual health, family well-being, broader economic development and a healthy planet. In a speech...

2008-05-29 13:05:00

From mood swings to nausea, women accept some side-effects in exchange for reliable, hormone-based birth control, such as the Pill. But that doesn't mean they're happy about it. A recent study by the non-profit Guttmacher Institute found that half of American women who don't want to be pregnant still aren't reliably using birth control, and even among those who are, four in 10 aren't satisfied with their current method. Unfortunately, new options may be a long time coming. Owing to a lack...

2008-02-18 14:30:00

Researchers announced their disappointment upon finding that an anti-AIDS vaginal gel failed to stop HIV infection in their study of 6,000 South African women. The gel was the first of its kind to make it through late-stage testing.Over 9,000 women volunteered for the study which was conducted from March 2004 through March 2007 in Gugulethu, Isipingo and Soshanguve. About 27 percent of the volunteers were found to already be infected with HIV and were disqualified from testing. The women were...

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