POPLINE Topic Coverage

Comprehensive coverage and quality content have helped make POPLINE the world’s largest collection of population, family planning, and related reproductive health and development literature. We cover the global literature on Family Planning Methods, Programs, and Policy. The remaining topic areas are covered with respect to low- and middle-income countries only.

Clicking on each of the 12 main categories below leads to a separate page of pre-coordinated searches within that topic area of POPLINE’s subject scope. Sub-topics on each page are arranged for easy navigation in a browsable display, for a total of 400 instant searches.

Users can choose one of the top tier subjects and follow these down to even more specific areas of interest. At any point on this hierarchical map, clicking on a topic link will initiate an automatic search of that topic.

  • Sexual and reproductive health of adolescent men and women in low- and middle-resource countries.

  • Medical and behavioral methods used by individuals to have the number of children they want, when they want them.

  • Organization, management, delivery, and evaluation of family planning activities and services to people of reproductive age, including clinical services, community-based distribution, social marketing, contraceptive security, and improving access to and quality of family planning services.
  • Health issues and related sociopolitical concerns stemming from the differing roles and statuses of women and men. Programs promoting gender equality in health and in the social, political, and economic environment affecting health and well-being.

  • Design, implementation and evaluation of behavior change communication (BCC), social change communication, advocacy, peer education, community mobilization campaigns, or educational programs concerning family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS or maternal-child health issues.

  • Prevention, control, transmission, diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment of HIV infections.

  • Programs promoting and furthering safe motherhood, child survival and the health of children under five years old and the strengthening of health systems to accomplish these goals.

  • Study of the short- and long-term changes in the size and composition of populations and the biological and environmental processes influencing those changes. Effects of fertility, mortality, marriage, and migration on populations.

  • Policies, initiatives and interventions promoting public health, moderating population growth, and fostering development in low and middle income countries which are likely to impact family planning, reproductive health or maternal and child health.

  • Effects of overpopulation on ecology, natural resources, and environmental health. Effects of environmental changes on population health and well-being. Communication programs to prevent and control disease by controlling the environment.

  • Programming and services, beyond the scope of family planning, which further the health of adolescent and adult sexual and reproductive processes, functions, and system.

  • Diseases or infections which are transmitted primarily or exclusively through intimate sexual contact.