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.

Feb 25, 2013
The high cost of unsafe abortion in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

"...According to the Guttmacher brief, one of the key reasons for the high number of abortions is unplanned pregnancy. Uganda's unmet need for family planning stands at 34.3 percent, according to the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS); women are considered to have an unmet need if they wish to space their children's births or limit childbearing but are not using contraception. Just 30 percent of married women of reproductive age use any form of contraception, according to the 2011 DHS, and only 26 percent of married women and 43 percent of sexually active unmarried women use a modern method..."

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