Population Briefs

Population Briefs is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, October

Analysis Examines Availability and Use of Data for Development
In order to plan and develop sound policies, evaluate programs, and lead development activities, government officials need adequate data, particularly demographic data. "Data for development can be likened to money in an economy or blood in the system...
Empowering Married Young Women in India and Improving Their Sexual and Reproductive Health
"Despite increasing efforts to prevent early marriage in India, substantial numbers of girls will continue to marry as children, which carries immense social and health disadvantages," says K.G. Santhya, a Population Council researcher. "This calls...
Enhancing Promotion of the Female Condom
The Population Council is actively engaged in increasing knowledge about and expanding access to products women can use to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The Council's microbicide development program is...
Identifying the "Bridging Population" in Pakistan
Pakistan currently has very low levels of HIV infection, with a prevalence rate of less than 0.1 percent. "Although the prevalence of STIs, and especially HIV, among the population of urban men in Pakistan is low, the country is witnessing a concentrated...
Recent Publications
HIV and AIDS Bhuiya, Ismat and Amar Krishna Baidya (eds.). "HIV aakranto baktider shebadankolpe caregiver proshikkhon manual," [Caregiver training manual for HIV-infected people]. Dhaka: National AIDS/ STD Programme and Save the Children-USA. ...