The Population Council is a international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts research in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices.
The Council publishes journals, an annual report, newsletters, working papers, fact books, handbooks, brochures, monographs, and reports. Serial publications: Studies in Family Planning (journal, quarterly--articles and commentary on family planning and related health and development issues), Population and Development Review (journal, quarterly --articles and essays on the interaction between population dynamics and socioeconomic development, book reviews), Population Briefs (newsletter, three times a year -- reports on Population Council research) and Momentum (newsletter, semi-annual -- highlights Population Council research and international activities in biomedicine, public health and social science). There is a charge for some publications; the charge is waived for qualified recipients in developing countries.
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