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 3, 2015
Can female genital mutilation come to an end in Egypt by 2030


"...Another element that needs to be discussed is male dominance and the need to control women and their bodies. It’s a popular perception accepted by both men and women that women need to be tamed and restrained. In a study conducted by the Egyptian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) done in 2014, data show that 21.4 percent of girls under the age of 19 have gone through FGM while 34.9 percent of mothers intend to circumcise daughters..."

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