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The DHS Program's in-house Research and Analysis team conducts rigorous, timely, and innovative mixed-methods research on topics related to global public health, demography, and social epidemiology. Our team also trains, mentors, and closely collaborates with fellow researchers and stakeholders who are driven to utilize DHS Program surveys and other survey data to inform programs and policies in various countries and contexts.

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DHS Research Reports

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Aug 2017

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Early and Later Adolescence: DHS Data on Youth Age 10-19

Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood when many behaviors and events set the stage for adult health.

Topics: Domestic Violence, Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender, Youth


Aug 2016

Intimate Partner Violence and Interruption to Contraceptive Use

This study explores the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and contraceptive discontinuation using data from 11 Demographic and Health Surveys.

Topics: Domestic Violence, Family Planning


Sep 2013

Spousal Violence and HIV: Exploring the Linkages in Five Sub-Saharan African Countries

A consensus has emerged that intimate partner violence contributes to women’s vulnerability to HIV.

Topics: Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS


Jun 2012

Women's and Men's Experience of Spousal Violence in Two African Countries: Does Gender Matter?

To better understand the role of gender in intimate partner violence (IPV) outside the developed world, this report compares the experiences of married men and married women with spousal violence, the most common form of IPV, using data from two sub-Saharan African countries, Ghana and Uganda.

Topics: Domestic Violence, Gender


Dec 2008

Intimate Partner Violence among Couples in 10 DHS Countries: Predictors and Health Outcomes

The goals of this study are threefold:(1) To report the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among currently married or cohabiting women in 10 developing countries.

Topics: Domestic Violence, Gender