UN Predicts 12 Billion if Family Planning Falters

November 2, 2008 • Family Planning, News

The United Nations commemorated World Population Day Friday in the shadow of a staggering array of grim statistics: an estimated 200 million women worldwide want to delay or avoid pregnancy but are not using safe and effective family planning.

The world’s current population of 6.4 billion people is expected to rise to over 7.0 billion by 2012 — and could reach 12 billion by 2050, if contraceptive use does not increase.

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