Mortality estimates from various sources suggest that Costa Ricans experience record-high life expectancy at birth in Latin America and higher longevity than the populations of many high-income countries, although there is some uncertainty as to the reliability of those estimates. We construct a life table series for Costa Rica to assess the quality of national demographic statistics for the period — and to determine whether reliable mortality estimates can be directly calculated from these data. We apply the methods from the Human Mortality Database HMD to national statistics to construct the Costa Rica life table series without adjusting for data quality, and we validate our results through internal consistency by evaluating the plausibility of the mortality patterns and its change over time and through external consistency by comparing our results with those from other sources. Our mortality estimates for Costa Rica tend to be lower than others, especially for the period before
Culture of Costa Rica - history, people, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, marriage
Female sex tourism is sex tourism by women who travel intending to engage in sexual activities with one or more locals, usually male sex workers. Female sex tourists may seek aspects of the sexual relationship not typically shared by male sex tourists, such as perceived romance and intimacy. Female sex tourism occurs in diverse regions of the world. The demographics of female sex tourism vary by destination, but in general female sex tourists are usually classified as women from a developed country, who travel to less developed countries in search of romance or sexual outlets.
When we think of HIV we have certain populations in mind. We hear about its ravages on young men and women; on the gay and transgender populations; on the homeless and the intravenous drug user. We seldom think about HIV and senior citizens. Statistics also show that new AIDS cases rose faster in the over 50 population than in people under One factor contributing to this rise is sex tourism.
When Jazmin Elizondo Arias was born in , someone goofed and noted on her birth certificate that she was male. As the years passed and Elizondo grew up, the mix-up never caused any problems. So she never bothered to try to correct the record officially, something that others in her situation found could turn into a slog through Costa Rica's bureaucracy with no guarantee of success. Recently Elizondo and her partner, Laura Florez-Estrada Pimentel, exploited that simple clerical error from nearly a quarter-century ago to become Costa Rica's first legally married gay couple - at least briefly - and high-profile protagonists in the Central American nation's debate over same-sex unions.