Population Briefs

Population Briefs is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, January

Bengali Perceptions of Adult Mortality Trends Distorted
Nostalgia for the "good old days" a familiar sentiment in the developed world, may be common in the developing world as well. Recent research in Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal has revealed that, despite well-documented progress in health...
Maternal Health Education Needed in Pakistan
The period of time after a woman gives birth, during which her uterus shrinks and other physical changes that occurred during pregnancy are reversed, is a crucial yet under-researched element of maternity. Although the pregnancy has ended, serious...
Mixed Success Involving Men in Maternal Care Worldwide
In most locales around the world, whether in developing or developed countries, men are little involved in their partners' health care during pregnancy. Research has shown, however, that women would like their partners to be more involved and that,...
Recent Publications
Biomedicine Ben-Chetrit, Avraham, Talia Eldar-Geva, Tzina Lindenberg, Morshed Farhat, Shlomo Shimonovitz, David Zacut, Hadassa Gelber, Regine Sitruk-Ware, and Irving M. Spitz. "Mifepristone does not induce cervical softening in non-pregnant women,"...
Unsafe Behaviors Most Common among Poor Women
Around the world, HIV infects about 1 percent of 15-24-year-olds, but in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, more than 14 percent of people in this age group are infected, according to a 2003 population-based survey by Lovelife and the Reproductive Health...