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Doctors’ advice to Britons: have fewer children and help save the planet

December 15, 2008 • News

Thanks to Steve Kurtz for this article.
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British couples should consider having no more than two children to help reduce the environmental impact of the rising global population, doctors have said.

An editorial in the British Medical Journal today calls on GPs to encourage the view that bigger families are as environmentally dubious as owning a patio heater or driving a gas-guzzler.

Writing in the journal, John Guillebaud, professor of family planning at University College, London and Pip Hayes, a GP based in Exeter, urge doctors to “break a deafening silence” over the use of family planning to curb the rise in population, which has been viewed by many in the community as a taboo subject.

For full article, visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/25/population



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