Through its research on adolescents and young people, the Population Council carries forward a global agenda to transform the lives of adolescents, especially girls. The agenda is more relevant than ever as adolescents face social, health, and economic challenges that have been further compounded by the Covid pandemic.

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Submissions from 2024

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Do adolescent girls’ education and friendships have independent effects on early pregnancy? Results of a mediation analysis from a longitudinal cohort study in Nairobi, Kenya, Christina Misunas, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, and Nicole Haberland

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Understanding the education profiles of eight Latin American countries, GIRL Center

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Understanding the education profiles of seven East and Southern African countries, GIRL Center

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Vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections (STI) / Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among adolescent girls and young women in India: A rapid review, Sohini Paul, Anupam Sharma, Radhika Dayal, Mahika Mehta, Sudeshna Maitra, Kuhika Seth, Monal Nagrath, Sowmya Ramesh, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Young female migrants and job placement brokers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Eyasu Hailu

Submissions from 2023

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Adolescent education, health and wellbeing status in four counties in Kenya: Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Population Council Kenya

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Adolescent girls’ agency and their labour force participation: Experimental evidence from rural Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin and Momoe Makino

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Adolescent wellbeing in humanitarian and fragile settings: Moving beyond rhetoric, Neha S. Singh, Jocelyn DeJong, Kimberley Popple, Chi-Chi Undie, Rozane El Masri, Ritah Bakesiima, Mariana Calderon-Jaramillo, Ellen Peprah, Saha Naseri, Nadine Cornier, and Karl Blanchet

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Advancing the Agenda in Girls’ Education Research, Benta Abuya, David Evans, Selim Gulesci, Nicole Haberland, Susannah Hares, Rabea Malik, Alessia Mortara, and Pauline Rose

AGI-K REPORT Documentary 2023, Population Council Kenya

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A glass ceiling at the playhouse? Gender gaps in public and private preschool enrollment in India, Arindam Nandi, Soham Sahoo, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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A scoping review of survey research with gender minority adolescents and youth in low and middle-income countries, Isabel Pike, Cara Kraus-Perrotta, and Thoai Ngo

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A shot at economic prosperity: Long-term effects of India’s childhood immunization program on earnings and consumption expenditure, Amit Summan, Arindam Nandi, and David E. Bloom

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Assessing the health, social, educational and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: A rapid review of the literature, Astha Ramaiya, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Rosalijn Both, Ann Gottert, Silvia Guglielmi, Sam Beckwith, Mengmeng Li, and Robert W. Blum

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Best Practices to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence: Evidence review and programme considerations, Sycona

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Changes in mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexican youth: Insights from the Voces-19 study, Ietza Bojórquez-Chapela, Lina López-Lalinde, Ricardo Regules-García, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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Climate-related experiences and harms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from a survey of 152,088 Mexican youth, Ricardo Regules, Jessie Pinchoff, Ana C. Gomez-Ugarte, Tara Abularrage, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, and Thoai Ngo

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Community-based empowerment program to delay marriage: Results from the More Than Brides Alliance intervention in India, Malawi, Mali and Niger, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Michelle Chau, Neelanjana Pandey, Mouhamadou Gueye, James Mkandawire, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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Comprehensive sexuality education linked to sexual and reproductive health services reduces early and unintended pregnancies among in-school adolescent girls in Zambia, Michael Mbizvo, Kondwani Kasonda, Nelly-Claire Muntalima, Joseph G. Rosen, Sophie Inambwae, Edith S. Namukonda, Ronald Mungoni, Natasha Okpara, Chifundo Phiri, Nachela Chelwa, and Chabu Kangale

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Coping with climate change: The role of climate related stressors in affecting the mental health of young people in Mexico, Jessie Pinchoff, Ricardo Regules, Ana C. Gomez-Ugarte, Tara Abularrage, and Ietza Bojorquez

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Country level data for the "The Radical Power of Education" report, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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COVID-19 and the hidden damage to the childhood immunization agenda in India, Arindam Nandi

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COVID-19 lockdown and collective activities: Evidence from the world's largest self-help group program, Garima Siwach, Thomas de Hoop, Chinmaya Holla Udayakumar, and Sapna Desai

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Data Brief—Adolescent Economic Empowerment, Fatima Zahra

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Data Brief—Adolescent Mothers: From Cautionary Tales to Partners, Nay Alhelou

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Data Brief—Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Nay Alhelou

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Data Brief—Agency, Sarah Engebretsen

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Data Brief—Gender-Based Violence in Adolescence, Nay Alhelou

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Data Brief—Girls in Humanitarian Settings, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Girls in the Digital Space, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Government Integration, Rene Nevarez

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Data Brief—Holistic Approach to Adolescent Girls' Health, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Meaningful Adolescent and Girl Engagement, Sarah Engebretsen

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Data Brief—Success Stories of Girls-led Climate Action, Their Impact on Their Communities, and Global Advocacy Movements, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Why Education is a Feminist Issue, Meredith L. Kozak

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Depression-mediating pathways from household adversity to antiretroviral therapy nonadherence among children and adolescents living with HIV in Zambia: A structural equation modeling approach, Joseph G. Rosen, Michael Mbizvo, Lyson Phiri, Mwelwa Chibuye, Edith S. Namukonda, and Nkomba Kayeyi

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Determinants of school dropouts among adolescents: Evidence from a longitudinal study in India, Pradeep Kumar, Sangram Kishor Patel, Solomon Debbarma, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Developing a global approach for measurement of adolescent well-being, Regina Guthold, Holly Newby, Sarah Keogh, Rima A. Afifi, Karen Austrian, Sarah Baird, and et al.

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Do child marriage programs help girls weather shocks like COVID-19? Evidence from the More Than Brides Alliance Intervention, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Neelanjana Pandey, Momoe Makino, Sajeda Amin, and Michelle Chau

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Effects of a single cash transfer on school re-enrollment during COVID-19 among vulnerable adolescent girls in Kenya: Randomized controlled trial, John A. Maluccio, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, Eva Ireri Muluve, Faith Mbushi, and Karen Austrian

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El impacto del cambio climático en la salud: experiencias de la juventud de Bangladesh, Guatemala y Nigeria, Population Council and Women Deliver

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El impacto del cambio climático en los medios de subsistencia y en las oportunidades educativas de la juventud, Population Council and Women Deliver

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En quoi le changement climatique contribue-t-il à façonner les moyens de subsistance et les possibilités d'éducation des jeunes?, Population Council and Women Deliver

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Evaluation of Biruh Tesfa (Bright Future) for All: A program for out-of-school girls, migrants, and domestic workers in low-income Ethiopian cities, Annabel Erulkar, Eyasu Hailu, Henock Markos, Getnet Demissie, Tsegahun Tessema, and Hana Hailu

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Exploring the role of men in child marriage decision-making in rural Upper Egypt, Salma Abou Hussein, Reham Abou El-Fadl, Sally Radwan, and Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Exploring the role of men in child marriage decision-making in rural Upper Egypt [Arabic], Salma Abou Hussein, Reham Abou El-Fadl, Sally Radwan, and Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Exposure to pornographic content among Indian adolescents and young adults and its associated risks: Evidence from UDAYA survey in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Shobhit Srivastava, Shekhar Chauhan, Ratna Patel, Strong P. Marbaniang, Pradeep Kumar, Preeti Dhillon, and Neelanjana Pandey

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Growth failure among children of adolescent mothers at ages 0–5 and 6–12 years in India, Arindam Nandi, Fatima Zahra, Karen Austrian, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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"How can I tell my mom such a story?": Sexual violence against children in Kenya, Chi-Chi Undie and Margaret Mak'anyengo

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How climate change is shaping young people’s livelihoods and educational opportunities, Population Council and Women Deliver

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Implementing interventions to address gender and power inequalities in early adolescence: Utilizing a theory of change to assess conditions for success, Kristin Mmari, Jennifer Gayles, Rebecka Lundgren, Katherine Barker, Karen Austrian, Ruti G. Levtov, Jane Kato-Wallace, Miranda van Reeuwijk, Lisa Richardson, Jakevia Green, Anna E. Kågestan, and Astha Ramaiya

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Institutionalizing the management of sick young infants: Kenya’s experience in revising national guidelines on integrated management of newborn and childhood illnesses, Wilson Liambila, Fred Were, Timothy Abuya, George Odwe, Alice Natecho, Samuel Mungai, Peter Mwaura, David Githanga, Joe Mbuthia, Doris Kinuthia, Allan Govoga, Charlotte E. Warren, Kezia K’oduol, and Jesse Gitaka

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Interaction between micronutrients and lipid profile in prediabetes and diabetes among school-aged children (5–9 y) in India, Savitesh Kushwaha, Rachana Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Nizamuddin Khan, Atreyo Mondal, and Poonam Khanna

Introduction to the Girl Roster, GIRL Center

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Investing in the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in Pakistan, Huma Iqbal

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Investing in the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in Pakistan [in Urdu], Huma Iqbal

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Leave no one behind: Integrated sexual and reproductive, mental health and psychosocial programming for not in employment, education or training (NEET) adolescents and youth in sub-Saharan Africa, Manasi Kumar, Joan Mutahi, and Beth Kangwana

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Les effets du changement climatique sur la santé : expériences vécues par des jeunes du Bangladesh, du Guatemala et du Nigeria, Population Council and Women Deliver

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Lessons learnt from community referral and follow up of sick young infants with possible severe bacterial infection in Turkana County, Kenya, Samuel Mbugua, Peter Mwaura, Laura Oyiengo, Wilson Liambila, Andrew Emuria, Daniel Maina Gatungu, and Jesse Gitaka

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Longitudinal examination of which married young women use contraception to delay a first pregnancy in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, Ilene Speizer, A.J. Francis Zavier, Lisa M. Calhoun, Gwyn Hainsworth, and David K. Guilkey

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Menstruation and adolescent girls' daily lives in rural Upper Egypt, Salma Abou Hussein and Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Menstruation and adolescent girls' daily lives in rural Upper Egypt [Arabic], Salma Abou Hussein and Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Mentoring in group-based adolescent girl programs in low- and middle-income countries: Evidence-informed approaches, Miriam Temin, Sarah Blake, and Eva Roca

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Mentoring in group-based adolescent girl programs in low- and middle-income countries: Evidence-informed approaches, Miriam Temin, Sarah Blake, and Eva Roca

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Neglected gaps in improving the health, wellbeing, and care for sexual and gender minority young people living in low- and lower-middle- income countries: A scoping review, Cara Frances, Camille Garnsey, and Jessica DeMulder

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Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency among children and adolescents from a nationally representative survey in India, Garima Rana, Ransi Ann Abraham, Harshpal Singh Sachdev, Krishnapillai Madhavan Nair, Geeta Trilok Kumar, Praween Agarwal, Robert Johnston, Arjan de Wagt, Avina Sarna, Rajib Acharya, Akash Porwal, Nizamuddin Khan, Sowmya Ramesh, Rahul Bharti, and Lakshmi Ramakrishnan

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“Project YES! has…given me a task to reach undetectable”: Qualitative findings from a peer mentoring program for youth living with HIV in Zambia, Katherine G. Merrill, Christiana Frimpong, Virginia M. Burke, Elizabeth A. Abrams, Sam Miti, Jonathan K. Mwansa, and Julie Denison

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Providing HIV self-tests to adolescent girls to promote partner and couples testing: A welcome addition to the HIV prevention toolbox (with caveats), Ann Gottert, Julie Pulerwitz, and Donaldson F. Conserve

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Recap Report: Girls Deliver Pre-Conference on Adolescent Girls at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference, GIRL Center

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Research snapshot: Impacts of cash-plus programs on child marriage, Elrha R2HC Programme

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Results from the Basmeh & Zeitooneh (B&Z) intervention to empower adolescent girls and young women at risk of child marriage and poor reproductive health among the Syrian refugee population in Lebanon, Rima Mourtada

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Role of stigma in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and continuation among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW): Considerations for programme implementers, Waimar Tun and Lulama Lunika

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Study protocol for an individually randomized control trial for India's first roleplay-based mobile game for reproductive health for adolescent girls, Ananya Saha, Anvita Dixit, Lalita Shankar, Madhusudana Battala, Nizamuddin Khan, Niranjan Saggurti, Kavita Ayyagari, Aparna Raj, and Susan Howard

The Building Assets Toolkit: The Value of an Assets-Building Approach in Girls' Programs and How to Conduct an Assets Exercise, Population Council

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on routine childhood immunization coverage and timeliness in India: Retrospective analysis of the National Family Health Survey of 2019–2021 data, Amit Summan, Arindam Nandi, Anita Shet, and Ramanan Laxminarayan

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The gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent literacy and schooling outcomes in India, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, Meredith Kozak, and Thoai Ngo

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The health effects of climate change: Experiences of young people in Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Nigeria, Population Council and Women Deliver

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The impact of primary schooling expansion on adult educational attainment, literacy, and health: Evidence from India’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child domestic workers in Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar, Welela Tarekegne, and Eyasu Hailu

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The mental health of Asian American adolescents and young adults amid the rise of anti-Asian racism, James Huynh, Jessie Chien, Amy T. Nguyen, Delanie Honda, Emily EunYoung Cho, Maliya Xiong, Tran T. Doan, and Thoai Ngo

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The multidimensional, intersecting impacts of COVID-19 on young people's lives: Evidence from cross-sectional surveys in Mexico, India, and Kenya, Ann Gottert, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, René Nevárez, Karen Austrian, Eva Ireri Muluve, Sangram Kishor Patel, Niranjan Saggurti, Ashish Bajracharya, Jessica DeMulder, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, and Thoai Ngo

The One Who Uses a Pencil Will Go Far, Population Council Kenya

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The Radical Power of Education, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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The Radical Power of Education—Brief, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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Understanding the effects of universal test and treat on longitudinal HIV care outcomes among South African youth: A retrospective cohort study, Lindsey M. Filiatreau, Jessie K. Edwards, Nkosinathi Masilela, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Nicole Haberland, Brian Wells Pence, Joanna Maselko, Kathryn E. Muessig, Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabudula, Mi-Suk Kang Dufour, Sheri A. Lippman, Kathleen Kahn, and Audrey Pettifor

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Which intervention synergies maximize AGYW's HIV outcomes? A classification and regression tree analysis of layered HIV prevention programming, Sanyukta Mathur, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Raman Mishra, Craig Heck, and Michael Mbizvo

Submissions from 2022

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A3 Policy Checklist User Guide, Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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A conceptual framework for understanding child marriage, marriage markets, and marriageability, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Neelanjana Pandey, Mouhamadou Gueye, James Mkandawire, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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Adolescent health in the Middle East and North Africa region: Leaving no one behind, Fadia AlBuhairan, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Mohamed Nar, Bassam Hamad, Jennifer Dabis, Farah Feteha, Sally Saher, Khalid Siddeeg, and Mamdouh Wahba

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Age-of-consent requirements and adolescent HIV testing in low-and middle-income countries: Multinational insights from 51 population-based surveys, Joseph G. Rosen, Elizabeth M. Stone, and Michael Mbizvo

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An Overview of the Adolescent Data Hub (ADH), Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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Assessing engagement of adolescents and young adults (AYA) in HIV research: A multi-method analysis of a crowdsourcing open call and typology of AYA engagement in sub-Saharan Africa, Kadija M. Tahlil, Laura Rachal, Titi Gbajabiamila, Ucheoma Nwaozuru, Chisom Obiezu-Umeh, Takhona Hlatshwako, Mandikudza Tembo, Nicola Willis, Carine Oum Nyagog, Susan Vorkoper, Rachel Sturke, Nora E. Rosenberg, Victor Ojo, Isaac Moses, Nadia Ahmed, Kristin Beima-Sofie, Sarah Roberts, Brenda Kateera, Eleanor Namisoke-Magongo, Michael Mbizvo, Juliet Iwelunmor, Oliver Ezechi, and Joseph D. Tucker

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Assessing layered HIV prevention programming: Optimizing outcomes for adolescent girls and young women, Sanyukta Mathur, Raman Mishra, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Craig Heck, and Jerry Okoth Okal

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Assessment of economic opportunities for young Rohingyas in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Md. Irfan Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud Shohag, Eashita Haque, Iqbal Ehsan, Joseph Falcone, and Ubaidur Rob

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Association between school dropouts, early marriages, childbearing, and mental health in early adulthood of women: Evidence from a cohort study in Bihar, India, Ravita Yadav, Preeti Dhillon, Archana Kujur, and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Association of traditional marital practices with contraceptive decision-making, couple communication, and method use among couples in rural Maharashtra, India, Anvita Dixit, Nicole E. Johns, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Shahina Begum, Niranjan Saggurti, Jay G. Silverman, Elizabeth Reed, Susan M. Kiene, Tarik Benmarhnia, Sarah Averbach, and Anita Raj

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Biruh Tesfa ("Bright Future"), Population Council

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Building the A3 Policy Checklist, Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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Building the Adolescent Indicators and Gender Gaps Dashboard, Lauren Woyczynski, Christina Misunas, and Md. Irfan Hossain

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Capacity building of national rural livelihood mission personnel on evaluations and data utilization for evidence-based decision making, Avishek Hazra, Apollonius Purty, Supriya, Jaleel Ahmad, Ankit Nanda, Raj Kumar Verma, and Niranjan Saggurti