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Annual Review of Population Law Ceases Publication

The 25-year-old Annual Review of Population Law, edited by Reed Boland and headquartered at the Harvard Law School Library since 1983, has ceased publication. The Review, initiated as a result of the World Population Conference in 1974, was housed at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University until 1983, when it moved permanently to the Harvard Law School Library, whose research holdings have been vital to the publication from the outset.

Over the course of its history, the Review has covered topics in reproductive health, such as family planning, contraception, sterilization, maternal-child health, termination of pregnancy, assisted reproduction, and HIV/AIDS. The publication has monitored developments in family law and concertedly disseminated all available information on activities related to the legal status of women in developing countries.

Reductions in funding had already lead the Review to cease print publication and to move its findings to a web-based information service when the UNFPA withdrew financial support for the Review. Attempts to secure alternative funding have been unsuccessful. For the immediate future, the Harvard Law School Library will maintain access to the Review's web site,

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