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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.

Jul 5, 2010
Kenya: New push for laws to punish marital rape


...The push for the law follows admission of rape by women who participated in the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), 2008-09, whose results were released recently.

At least 14 percent of the married women surveyed said they had been forced to have sex by current husbands and partners in the year preceding the study. Another 37 percent said they had been subjected to sexual violence by current husbands or partners...

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