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John D. Rockefeller III

American philanthropist.

Rockefeller was also a major supporter of the Population Council, and the committee that created the Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

Demography

Statistical study of populations, especially human beings.

The Demography of the World Population from 1950 to 2100. Data source: United Nations — World Population Prospects 2017
Map of countries by population
Rate of human population growth showing projections for later this century

Population Council (United States)

Family planning

Achieved through use of contraceptive methods and the treatment of involuntary infertility."

Combined oral contraceptives. Introduced in 1960, "the Pill" has played an instrumental role in family planning for decades.
Family planning methods
Global maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births (2010)
Placard showing negative effects of lack of family planning and having too many children and infants (Ethiopia)
Placard showing positive effects of family planning (Ethiopia)
Countries by 2019 GDP (nominal) per capita
Global carbon dioxide emissions by jurisdiction
Map of countries by fertility rate (2020), according to the Population Reference Bureau
Demand for Private Tutoring with and without access to family planning
Demand for family planning satisfied by modern methods as of 2017
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, "Trends in Contraceptive Use Worldwide 2015", New York: United Nations, 2015
A family planning facility in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Map of population density by country, per square kilometer

Asian Pacific Council on Contraception, Centro Latinamericano Salud y Mujer, European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, German Foundation for World Population, International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, Population Services International, The Population Council, The USAID, Women Deliver.

Population and Development Review

A reviewer at the American National Institutes of Health evaluating a grant proposal

Population and Development Review is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Population Council.

Levonorgestrel-releasing implant

Levonorgestrel-releasing implant, sold under the brand name Jadelle among others, are devices that release levonorgestrel for birth control.

Left: A hormone feedback loop in a female adult. (1) Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, (2) Luteinizing Hormone, (3) Progesterone, (4) Estradiol. Right: Auxin transport from leaves to roots in Arabidopsis thaliana

It was developed by Sheldon J. Segal and Horacio Croxatto at the Population Council beginning in 1966, with the first clinical trial in Chile in 1974.

Birth control

Method or device used to prevent pregnancy.

A package of birth control pills
Copper T shaped IUD with removal strings
A CycleBeads tool, used for estimating fertility based on days since last menstruation
A split dose of two emergency contraceptive pills
Maternal mortality rate as of 2010.
Birth control use and total fertility rate by region.
Map of countries by fertility rate (2020)
Demand for family planning satisfied by modern methods as of 2017.
Ancient silver coin from Cyrene depicting a stalk of silphium
"And the villain still pursues her", a satirical Victorian era postcard
alt=birth control pill packages|Three varieties of birth control pills in calendar oriented packaging
Birth control pills
alt=a contraceptive patch|A transdermal contraceptive patch
alt=a vaginal ring|A NuvaRing vaginal ring
A rolled up male condom.
alt=an unrolled condom|An unrolled male latex condom
alt=a female condom|A polyurethane female condom
alt=a diaphragm|A diaphragm vaginal-cervical barrier, in its case with a quarter U.S. coin.
alt=a contraceptive sponge|A contraceptive sponge set inside its open package.

September 26 is World Contraception Day, devoted to raising awareness and improving education about sexual and reproductive health, with a vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted. It is supported by a group of governments and international NGOs, including the Office of Population Affairs, the Asian Pacific Council on Contraception, Centro Latinamericano Salud y Mujer, the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, the German Foundation for World Population, the International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Marie Stopes International, Population Services International, the Population Council, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Women Deliver.

Bernard Berelson

American behavioral scientist, known for his work on communication and mass media.

The bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), is a single-celled prokaryote

The same year, he joined the Population Council, eventually becoming its President.

Frank W. Notestein

American demographer who contributed significantly to the development of the science.

The Demography of the World Population from 1950 to 2100. Data source: United Nations — World Population Prospects 2017

He was the founding director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, and later president of the Population Council.

Copper IUDs

Type of intrauterine device which contains copper.

Photo of a common IUD (Paragard T 380A)
Transvaginal ultrasonography showing a perforated copper IUD as a hyperechoic (rendered as bright) line at right, 3 centimeters away from the uterus at left. The IUD is surrounded by a hypoechoic (dark) foreign-body granuloma.
Transvaginal ultrasonography visualizing an IUD with copper in the optimal location within the uterus.
A variety of IUDs
A diagram showing a copper IUD in place in the uterus.

The ParaGard T 380A was developed in the 1970s by the Population Council and Finishing Enterprises Inc. (FEI).

Studies in Family Planning

A reviewer at the American National Institutes of Health evaluating a grant proposal

Studies in Family Planning is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley on behalf of the Population Council.