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DHS in the News

Journalists worldwide write about The DHS Program results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use The DHS Program data throughout the year as background information for their stories, or to compare health and development indicators across countries. These data are also used by journalists in the United States and other developed countries, as it is considered the gold standard of population, health and nutrition data. Below are some examples of recent news coverage. Please note: The links below are to websites outside The DHS Program.

Nov 16, 2014
Fighting Female Genital Cutting

Mona Eltahawy
THE NEW YORK TIMES (New York, NY)

"...Egyptian government figures put the rate of female genital cutting among women ages 15 to 49 at 91 percent. Among teenagers 15 to 17, it is 74 percent. Unicef estimates that of the 125 million women worldwide who have under gone genital cutting in the 29 countries where it is most prevalent —mostly in Africa and the Middle East —one in five lives in Egypt..."

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