Author Archives: Brooke Dahoney


May 11, 2016

Cursing leaders, God for own wrong choices

May 11, 2016 — Cursing leaders, God for own wrong choices See original/source content: http://mwnation.com/cursing-leaders-god-for-own-wrong-choices/ Some couples’ failure to control childbirth leads to suffering and abject poverty, yet such couples will always vent their anger against government when service delivery becomes a problem.   Families are bearing children...

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May 10, 2016

A grand but faulty vision for Iran’s water problems

May 10, 2016 — A grand but faulty vision for Iran’s water problems See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/09/iran-desalination-water A grand vision of eliminating water scarcity looks attractive for tens of millions of people in the desert cities of central Iran worried about drought. Ambitious water transfer projects are being...

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May 9, 2016

Flowers and femidoms: Nepal wedding website offers contraception advice

May 9, 2016 — Flowers and femidoms: Nepal wedding website offers contraception advice See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/may/04/flowers-femidoms-nepal-wedding-website-contraception-advice-marie-stopes A website offering wedding services while providing advice on family planning and reproductive health was launched in Nepal last week in an attempt to increase low rates of contraceptive use. The...

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May 6, 2016

The complex factors involved in family fertility decisions

May 6, 2016 — The complex factors involved in family fertility decisions See original/source content: https://blogs.worldbank.org/health/complex-factors-involved-family-fertility-decisions Preference for large families continues to be a major factor determining levels of fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. Recent data from DHS demonstrate reasons why men and women prefer and choose to have large...

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May 5, 2016

Uganda Should Get Family Planning Messages Right

May 5, 2016 — Uganda Should Get Family Planning Messages Right See original/source content: http://allafrica.com/stories/201604290290.html The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) released the findings of the census held in November 2014 after the last one in 2002. A 10.4 million increase in population was recorded between 2002 to...

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May 4, 2016

1-800-FAM(ily)-PLAN(ning), INC.

May 4, 2016 — 1-800-FAM(ily)-PLAN(ning), INC. See original/source content: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-sewell/1800familyplanning-inc_b_9801784.html It is time to privatize family planning. There is no reason our government should be involved in family planning issues. Family planning is the right and decision of women, their partners, other family members, the family doctor and...

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May 3, 2016

World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns

May 3, 2016 — World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/apr/24/world-heading-for-catastrophe-over-natural-disasters-risk-expert-warns The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that...

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May 2, 2016

Urban population growth and demand for food could spark global unrest, study shows

May 2, 2016 — Urban population growth and demand for food could spark global unrest, study shows See original/source content: http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-global-food-security2-story.html A population explosion in urban centers around the world is expected to fuel an unprecedented demand for food that – if not met – could trigger economic upheaval...

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April 29, 2016

Namibia: Mothers With Many Children Are Usually Poor – Geingos

April 29, 2016 — Namibia: Mothers With Many Children Are Usually Poor – Geingos See original/source content: http://allafrica.com/stories/201604220898.html The higher the number of children a woman has the more work she has to do to get herself out of poverty, or move up the harsh economic ladder. Sharing...

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April 28, 2016

Bigger Families, Bigger Cars? China’s SUV Makers Pin Hopes on Two-Child Policy

April 28, 2016 — Bigger Families, Bigger Cars? China’s SUV Makers Pin Hopes on Two-Child Policy See original/source content: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/04/25/bigger-families-bigger-cars-chinas-suv-makers-pin-hopes-on-two-child-policy/ As the Chinese dream expands from one child to two, auto makers hope the size of the family car grows as well. Auto executives made the pitch for...

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April 27, 2016

Population, Resources, and the Faith-Based Economy: the Situation in 2016

April 27, 2016 — Population, Resources, and the Faith-Based Economy: the Situation in 2016 See original/source content: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41247-016-0003-y/fulltext.html A central issue of the human predicament then as now was the prospect of feeding a growing population. In 2016 Earth is carrying some 7.4 billion people instead of the...

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April 26, 2016

NEPAL’S FIRST PRESIDENT CELEBRATES EFFORTS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE THIS NEPALI NEW YEAR

April 26, 2016 — NEPAL’S FIRST PRESIDENT CELEBRATES EFFORTS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE THIS NEPALI NEW YEAR See original/source content: https://www.populationmedia.org/2016/04/15/nepals-first-president-celebrates-efforts-to-end-child-marriage-this-nepali-new-year/ As people gathered to celebrate the Nepali New Year, the former Nepali president was celebrating two new dramas designed to help stop child marriage. Population Media Center, a...

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April 25, 2016

Why development strategies must match pace of demographic change

April 25, 2016 — Why development strategies must match pace of demographic change See original/source content: http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/49079-why-development-strategies-must-match-pace-of-demographic-change WHILE Tanzania’s population is currently growing at an annual rate of 2.7 per cent, only 27 per cent of women in their reproductive age use modern family planning methods and about...

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April 22, 2016

Limits to Growth: Policies to Steer the Economy away from Disaster

April 22, 2016 — Limits to Growth: Policies to Steer the Economy away from Disaster See original/source content: http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-04-21/limits-to-growth-policies-to-steer-the-economy-away-from-disaster If the rich nations in the world keep growing their economies by 2% each year and by 2050 the poorest nations catch up, the global economy of more than...

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April 21, 2016

Roaring population growth outpaces Nigerian investment spree

April 21, 2016 — Roaring population growth outpaces Nigerian investment spree See original/source content: http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKCN0XH1QK?sp=true LAGOS (Reuters) – Waiting at a crowded bus stop for a ride to work, Osheme Antoine dreams of raising a big family one day. Such dreams, shared by millions, mean Nigeria’s bus queues are...

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April 20, 2016

The risk of misrepresenting the demographic dividend

April 20, 2016 — The risk of misrepresenting the demographic dividend See original/source content: http://www.niussp.org/2016/04/18/the-risk-of-misrepresenting-the-demographic-dividendle-risque-dune-interpretation-erronee-du-dividende-demographique/ It is heartening to see the renewal of interest in demography by at least some African governments. A share of the credit for this can be attributed to the discourse around ‘demographic dividend’....

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April 19, 2016

March temperature smashes 100-year global record

April 19, 2016 — March temperature smashes 100-year global record See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/15/march-temperature-smashes-100-year-global-record The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and by the greatest margin yet seen for any month. February was far above the long-term average globally, driven largely by climate change, and was...

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April 18, 2016

Governments cannot keep using population growth to inflate economic figures

April 18, 2016 — Governments cannot keep using population growth to inflate economic figures See original/source content: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/governments-cannot-keep-using-population-growth-to-inflate-economic-figures-20160412-go4wxz.html Victoria’s economic pie may be getting bigger, but don’t think that means you are getting a larger slice. There’s a common denominator to the various political debates raging around the...

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April 15, 2016

Failing States: Many Problems, Few Solutions

April 15, 2016 — Failing States: Many Problems, Few Solutions See original/source content: http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/04/failing-states-many-problems-few-solutions/ NEW YORK, Apr 9 2016 (IPS) – Regardless of whether they are called fragile, failed, or failing states, scores of countries around the globe are plagued by overwhelming problems with few solutions in sight. Moreover,...

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April 14, 2016

Out of Africa

April 14, 2016 — Out of Africa See original/source content: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/opinion/out-of-africa.html Agadez, NIGER – It’s Monday and that means it’s moving day in Agadez, the northern Niger desert crossroad that is the main launching pad for migrants out of West Africa. Fleeing devastated agriculture, overpopulation and unemployment, migrants...

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April 13, 2016

The practical magic of philanthropic partnerships

April 13, 2016 — The practical magic of philanthropic partnerships See original/source content: http://news.trust.org/item/20160411141226-f5chr/?source=dpagetopic In 2011, Francophone West Africa had some of the world’s highest birthrates. The region had for generations lagged far behind other developing countries in the realm of family planning -while about 56 percent of married women in...

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April 12, 2016

Data ‘essential’ to 2030 Agenda, UN Commission on Population and Development told

April 12, 2016 — Data ‘essential’ to 2030 Agenda, UN Commission on Population and Development told See original source/content: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53654#.Vwwvi_krJD8 1 April 2016 – Addressing the opening of the 2016 session of the Commission on Population and Development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the importance of that body’s...

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April 11, 2016

India’s population explosion will make or break its economy

April 11, 2016 — India’s population explosion will make or break its economy See original/source content: http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/08/news/economy/india-population-skills-gap-education/index.html?section=money_latest India’s demographics are mind-boggling: By 2020, it will have 900 million people of working age, and the average age of its citizens will fall to 29. Two years later, it should...

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April 8, 2016

Family planning takes a 360-degree approach

April 8, 2016 — Family planning takes a 360-degree approach See original/source content: https://www.devex.com/news/family-planning-takes-a-360-degree-approach-87892 In the elephant migration corridor near Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, a nurse named Happiness Chacha travels hut to hut to talk with villagers about family planning. Her work is a result of the Endangered...

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April 7, 2016

Populations of early human settlers grew like an ‘invasive species,’ researchers find

April 7, 2016 — Populations of early human settlers grew like an ‘invasive species,’ researchers find See original/source content: http://phys.org/news/2016-04-populations-early-human-settlers-grew.html Bustling cities, sprawling suburbs and blossoming agricultural regions might seem strong evidence that people have always dominated the environment. A Stanford study of South America’s colonization shows that...

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April 6, 2016

Agriculture on the Brink

April 6, 2016 — Agriculture on the Brink See original/source content: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35468-agriculture-on-the-brink When it comes to farming, global temperature increases spurred by anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) are bad news. Higher temperatures mean more droughts, wildfires, soil depletion and seasonal changes that, in general, have deleterious impacts on growing...

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April 5, 2016

POPULATION MEDIA CENTER APPOINTS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DAVID WALKER

April 5, 2016 — POPULATION MEDIA CENTER APPOINTS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DAVID WALKER See original/source content: https://www.populationmedia.org/2016/04/01/executive-vice-president-david-walker/ SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Population Media Center (PMC), a nonprofit dedicated to improving health and human rights globally with entertainment TV and radio programs, has selected David Walker to serve in the...

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April 4, 2016

Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

April 4, 2016 — Does climate change make it immoral to have kids? See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/02/does-climate-change-make-it-immoral-to-have-kids The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest. I needed some strong convincing from...

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April 1, 2016

Why I’m a man for choice

April 1, 2016 — Why I’m a man for choice See original/source content: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/30/why-im-a-man-for-choice-norman-lear-commentary.html More than forty years ago, the writers and I on our TV show “Maude” did something which apparently no one had done before on television: We showed our main character making the decision to...

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March 31, 2016

The Enormous Fiscal Dividend to Family Planning

March 31, 2016 — The Enormous Fiscal Dividend to Family Planning See original/source content: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kotlikoff/2016/03/29/the-enormous-fiscal-dividend-to-family-planning/#3792ddfc2d2b   Can anything be done on a bipartisan basis these days? The answer is yes if we turn out the temperature and start listening to one another. In this regard, I want to...

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March 30, 2016

World’s older population grows dramatically

March 30, 2016 — World’s older population grows dramatically See original source/content: http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/worlds-older-population-grows-dramatically The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. According to a new report, “An Aging World: 2015(link is external),” this...

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March 29, 2016

How Do You Decide to Have a Baby When Climate Change Is Remaking Life on Earth?

March 29, 2016 — How Do You Decide to Have a Baby When Climate Change Is Remaking Life on Earth? See original source/content: http://www.thenation.com/article/how-do-you-decide-to-have-a-baby-when-climate-change-is-remaking-life-on-earth/ The librarian was nondescript in the way that everyone standing behind a counter is, probably in her 30s, with straight, fox-colored hair. When she...

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March 28, 2016

Uganda: Big Population Good for Development – President

March 28, 2016 — Uganda: Big Population Good for Development – President See original/source content: http://allafrica.com/stories/201603250132.html President Museveni yesterday praised a large population as a very important resource for economic development even as he admitted that he runs a country with more than 25 million homesteads wallowing in...

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March 25, 2016

Four Texas Metro Areas Collectively Add More Than 400,000 People in the Last Year, Census Bureau Reports

March 25, 2016 — Four Texas Metro Areas Collectively Add More Than 400,000 People in the Last Year, Census Bureau Reports See original/source content: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-43.html Four Texas metro areas together added more people last year than any state in the country except for Texas as a whole, according...

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March 24, 2016

No Contraception? No Equality

March 24, 2016 — No Contraception? No Equality See original/source content: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/23/opinion/no-contraception-no-equality.html THE Supreme Court will hear a second challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate on Wednesday in a case called Zubik v. Burwell. The plaintiffs want to extend the 2014 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...

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March 23, 2016

Avoiding collapse: Grand challenges for science and society to solve by 2050

March 23, 2016 — Avoiding collapse: Grand challenges for science and society to solve by 2050 See original/source content: https://elementascience.org/articles/94 We maintain that humanity’s grand challenge is solving the intertwined problems of human population growth and overconsumption, climate change, pollution, ecosystem destruction, disease spillovers, and extinction, in order...

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March 22, 2016

Hard realities: On World Water Day, India faces worst water crisis in decade

March 22, 2016 — Hard realities: On World Water Day, India faces worst water crisis in decade See original/source content: http://www.firstpost.com/india/hard-realities-on-world-water-day-india-faces-worst-water-crisis-in-decade-2689610.html Water levels at 91 major reservoirs nationwide are the lowest in a decade-no more than 29 per cent, according to the latest weekly bulletin of the Central...

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March 21, 2016

City Congestion Blues

March 21, 2016 — City Congestion Blues See original/source content: http://www.populationmatters.org/city-congestion-blues/ Today [February 29, 2016] , Population Matters launches its latest short film, entitled “London Crawling – Talking About Population.” Directed by Tom Martin of the Media Trust, who also directed our previous film, “Zombie Overpopulation,” the new film highlights...

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March 18, 2016

Luke Evslin: Can We Grow Our Economy, Not Our Population?

March 18, 2016 — Luke Evslin: Can We Grow Our Economy, Not Our Population? See original/source content: http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/03/luke-evslin-can-we-grow-our-economy-not-our-population/ We all mourn for the Hawaii that we grew up with, while grieving for the future that our children are left with. Yet, despite our crowded roads, crumbling infrastructure and...

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March 17, 2016

How Many People Can Our Planet Really Support?

March 17, 2016 — How Many People Can Our Planet Really Support? See original/source content: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160311-how-many-people-can-our-planet-really-support?ocid=fbert Overpopulation. It is a word that makes politicians wince, and is often described as the “elephant in the room” in discussions about the future of the planet. You often hear people citing...

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March 16, 2016

CARE Applauds U.S. Government Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls

March 16, 2016 — CARE Applauds U.S. Government Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls See original/source content: http://www.care.org/newsroom/press/press-releases/care-applauds-us-government-strategy-empower-adolescent-girls The global poverty-fighting organization CARE applauds the release today of the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, which will marshal the resources of the U.S. Government to work toward better...

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March 15, 2016

The Biggest Obstacles for Africa’s Big Cats

March 15, 2016 — The Biggest Obstacles for Africa’s Big Cats See original/source content: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/14/the-biggest-obstacles-for-africas-big-cats/ On a slightly contrarian note, Africa’s surge of human inhabitants is actually good news-at least insofar as the state of the human condition is concerned. At long last, significant portions of a continent...

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March 14, 2016

Dangerous global warming will happen sooner than thought – study

March 14, 2016 — Dangerous global warming will happen sooner than thought – study See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/10/dangerous-global-warming-will-happen-sooner-than-thought-study The world is on track to reach dangerous levels of global warming much sooner than expected, according to new Australian research that highlights the alarming implications of rising energy demand....

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March 11, 2016

WHAT DOES RESTORATIVE DEVELOPMENT LOOK LIKE?

March 11, 2016 — WHAT DOES RESTORATIVE DEVELOPMENT LOOK LIKE? See original/source content: http://makewealthhistory.org/2016/03/09/what-does-restorative-development-look-like/ The Footprint Network’s map of global ecological debtors and creditors is one of the key images for this blog. I’ve posted it before, but the Network just updated the map and I’ve been looking at it again....

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March 10, 2016

HOMEGROWN VERMONT NGO JOINS PRESTIGIOUS UNITED NATION’S ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

March 10, 2016 — HOMEGROWN VERMONT NGO JOINS PRESTIGIOUS UNITED NATION’S ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME See original/source content: https://www.populationmedia.org/2016/02/24/united-nations-environment-programme/ A Vermont-based international development nonprofit, Population Media Center (PMC), has been granted consultative status to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “We’re excited and proud to have achieved accreditation by UNEP,” says Joe Bish,...

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March 9, 2016

Rise in use of contraception offers hope for containing global population

March 9, 2016 — Rise in use of contraception offers hope for containing global population See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/mar/08/rise-use-contraception-global-population-growth-family-planning The number of women using contraceptives in developing countries has soared to record levels in recent years, such that projections for global population growth could be cut by as...

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March 8, 2016

COULD JAPAN’S SHRINKING POPULATION LEAD TO SHRINKING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN?

March 8, 2016 — COULD JAPAN’S SHRINKING POPULATION LEAD TO SHRINKING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN? See original/source content: http://www.newsweek.com/japan-women-abortion-restrictions-matahara-433808 On a bright winter day in the Japanese village of Nagoro, a group of life-size dolls stand silently at a bus stop on a long-canceled route. One, dressed in a...

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March 7, 2016

The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People

March 7, 2016 — The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People See original/source content: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/sunday-review/the-world-has-a-problem-too-many-young-people.html?smid=fb-share AT no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided, with old people concentrated in rich countries and the young in not-so-rich countries. Much has been made of...

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March 4, 2016

STEEP DROP IN UNINTENDED PREGNANCY IS BEHIND THE 2008-2011 U.S. ABORTION DECLINE

March 4, 2016 — STEEP DROP IN UNINTENDED PREGNANCY IS BEHIND THE 2008-2011 U.S. ABORTION DECLINE See original/source content: http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2016/03/02/gpr-jd.html New research shows that the 2008-2011 abortion decline was driven by a steep drop in the unintended pregnancy rate, which in turn is most plausibly explained by improved...

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March 2, 2016

An anti-poverty agenda that excludes access to reproductive health care is woefully incomplete

March 2, 2016 — An anti-poverty agenda that excludes access to reproductive health care is woefully incomplete See original/source content: Washington Post I’ve written extensively in this column about anti-poverty policy. I’ve underscored the importance of minimum wages, work supports including child care and wage subsidies, SNAP (food...

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March 1, 2016

Africa’s Population Will Soar Dangerously Unless Women Are More Empowered

March 1, 2016 — Africa’s Population Will Soar Dangerously Unless Women Are More Empowered See original/source content: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/africa-s-population-will-soar-dangerously-unless-women-are-more-empowered/?WT.mc_id=SA_ArtPromo_Engelman Earth is a finite place. The more people who inhabit it, the more they must compete for its resources. Although human population has grown steadily, developments in recent decades have...

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February 29, 2016

Japan’s population declines for first time since 1920s – official census

February 29, 2016 — Japan’s population declines for first time since 1920s – official census See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/26/japan-population-declines-first-time-since-1920s-official-census Japan’s population has fallen by nearly one million, according to new statistics – the first decline since official census records began in the 1920s. The country lost 947,345 people...

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February 26, 2016

Devastating global coral bleaching event could hit Great Barrier Reef next

February 26, 2016 — Devastating global coral bleaching event could hit Great Barrier Reef next See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/23/global-coral-bleaching-event-threatens-great-barrier-reef The third global coral bleaching event to be recorded is snaking its way around a warming globe, devastating reefs and now threatening the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. This week it...

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February 25, 2016

Development: Slow down population growth

February 25, 2016 — Development: Slow down population growth See original/source content: http://www.nature.com/news/development-slow-down-population-growth-1.19415 In 2100, our planet is expected to be home to 11.2 billion people. That’s a more than 50% increase on today’s 7.3 billion1. This expansion of humanity is likely to be spread unevenly across the...

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February 24, 2016

Family planning: The quick carbon payoff

February 24, 2016 — Family planning: The quick carbon payoff   See original/source content: http://thebulletin.org/debating-link-between-emissions-and-population/family-planning-quick-carbon-payoff In so many realms of national policy, the interests of the entire population must be balanced against the rights of individuals. And so it would seem to be with climate mitigation and family...

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February 23, 2016

India to Change Its Decades-Old Reliance on Female Sterilization

February 23, 2016 — India to Change Its Decades-Old Reliance on Female Sterilization See original/source content: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/world/asia/india-to-change-its-decades-old-reliance-on-female-sterilization.html?_r=1 For decades, India has relied on female sterilization as its primary mode of contraception, funding about four million tubal ligations every year, more than any other country. This year, the government...

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February 22, 2016

The huge, hidden cost of population growth

February 22, 2016 — The huge, hidden cost of population growth See original/source content: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/the-huge-hidden-cost-of-population-growth-20160219-gmyddb.html He cites the pressure on the housing market, clogged infrastructure and the greater difficulty of limiting greenhouse gas emissions. At some point, we will exceed the carrying capacity of the continent, and perhaps...

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February 19, 2016

Francis Says Contraception Can Be Used to Slow Zika

February 19, 2016 — Francis Says Contraception Can Be Used to Slow Zika See original/source content: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/world/americas/francis-says-contraception-can-be-used-to-slow-zika.html?_r=0 SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Pope Francis shook up an already intense debate over birth control and abortion in Latin American countries where the Zika virus is causing a public health emergency by declaring...

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February 18, 2016

Opinion: Sadly, Malthus was right. Now what?

February 18, 2016 — Opinion: Sadly, Malthus was right. Now what? See original/source content: http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-sadly-malthus-was-right-now-what Saturday marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Robert Malthus. I would like to wish him many happy returns. And he does keep on returning, doesn’t he, despite those who say...

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February 17, 2016

Want Viagra? Proposed Kentucky Law Would Require Note From Spouse

February 17, 2016 — Want Viagra? Proposed Kentucky Law Would Require Note From Spouse See original/source content: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/17/us/viagra-proposed-kentucky-law-wifes-consent.html?_r=0 A Kentucky state representative believed that a new law requiring women to have a medical consultation 24 hours before having an abortion smacked of sexism. So the lawmaker, Mary Lou Marzian, proposed a...

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February 16, 2016

Population Loss Economics

February 16, 2016 — Population Loss Economics See original/source content: Forbes Blog I want just throw out some scattered thoughts about a topic that I think is very important, but not particularly well understood: population loss. By population loss, I mean when a local economy sees a decline...

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February 12, 2016

Pope Francis Should Lift Abortion Bans to Fight Zika

February 12, 2016 — Pope Francis Should Lift Abortion Bans to Fight Zika See original/source content: http://time.com/4215483/pope-francis-zika/ Much has been made of Pope Francis and his emphasis on mercy and compassion in interpreting church teaching as a breath of fresh air for the Catholic church.The escalating international public...

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February 11, 2016

ALEX BOZZETTE FUND

February 11, 2016 — ALEX BOZZETTE FUND See original/source content: https://www.populationmedia.org/donate-now/alex-bozzette-fund/ As a Global Health Fellow in 2014, Alex served as the monitoring and evaluation officer for Agashi, PMC’s radio serial drama, and as coordinator for ShareNet Burundi, an information “node” providing up-to-date research results and resources to organizations working...

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February 10, 2016

Economics might be very wrong about growth: Bloomberg View

February 10, 2016 — Economic might be very wrong about growth: Bloomberg View See original/source content: Bloomberg / Oregon Live Has the world entered a period in which economies simply won’t grow at the rate they once did? Radical as the thought may seem, it might not be...

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February 9, 2016

Uganda’s Karamoja Faces Drought Emergency

February 9, 2016 — Uganda’s Karamoja Faces Drought Emergency See original/source content: http://allafrica.com/stories/201601200825.html Kampala – At least 640,000 people in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region – more than half its population – are facing food shortages as a result of a drought-affected harvest. Scaled-up food assistance for the semi-arid...

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February 8, 2016

Population, Environmental Discourse, and Sustainability

February 8, 2016 — Population, Environmental Discourse, and Sustainability See original/source content: Chapter 18, The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory …The aims of this chapter are to present some of the arguments that have been made in favor of stable or declining numbers, to explain some of...

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February 5, 2016

Reconciling God With Contraception

February 5, 2016 — Reconciling God With Contraception See original/source content: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/articles/2016-02-03/no-one-should-have-to-give-up-faith-in-god-to-embrace-family-planning Early in my public health career, I learned an important lesson about faith and family planning. I had led a Philippine delegation to Indonesia to learn about that country’s family planning program and how it saved...

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February 4, 2016

Texas Tries To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics

February 4, 2016 — Texas Tries To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics See original/source content content: http://www.npr.org/2016/01/28/464728393/texas-tries-to-repair-damage-wrought-upon-family-planning-clinics For the past five years, the Texas Legislature has done everything in its power to defund Planned Parenthood. But it’s not so easy to target that organization without hurting...

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February 3, 2016

Family planning, demographic change and poverty: A call for action

February 3, 2016 — Family planning, demographic change and poverty: A call for action See original/source content: http://blogs.worldbank.org/health/family-planning-demographic-change-and-poverty-call-action More than 3,500 people, including Presidents and Prime Ministers, have gathered in Bali this week for the fourth International Conference on Family Planning . The unmet need for family planning is...

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February 2, 2016

Contraception Drones Are The Future Of Women’s Health In Rural Africa

February 2, 2016 — Contraception Drones Are The Future Of Women’s Health In Rural Africa See original/source content: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/birth-control-drones-africa_us_56a8a3b4e4b0947efb65fc11 BALI, Indonesia — In late 2014, a group of public health experts and philanthropists were grappling with the problem of how to improve contraception access for women in the most...

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February 1, 2016

PSI CEO on family planning’s 3 ‘exciting new funding trends’

February 1, 2016 — PSI CEO on family planning’s 3 ‘exciting new funding trends’ See original/source content: https://www.devex.com/news/psi-ceo-on-family-planning-s-3-exciting-new-funding-trends-87673 Tucked under Goal 3 of the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals that focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all is a target to provide universal access to sexual and...

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January 28, 2016

Life expectancy three years longer for children born into smaller families

January 28, 2016 — Life expectancy three years longer for children born into smaller families See original/source content: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/jhub-let012616.php Children born into smaller families in the world’s poorest nations will live an expected three years longer than those born into larger families, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

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January 27, 2016

Family planning is ‘critical link’ in eradicating poverty

January 27, 2016 — Family planning is ‘critical link’ in eradicating poverty See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jan/26/family-planning-critical-link-eradicating-poverty-modern-contraceptives-population-bulge Giving people access to family planning is crucial to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030, reproductive health experts said this week. Speaking at an international family planning conference in Bali, Ellen Starbird,...

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January 26, 2016

MP promises to reward pregnant women in his constituency, say more babies more votes

January 26, 2016 — MP promises to reward pregnant women in his constituency, say more babies more votes See original/source content: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000189222/mp-promises-to-award-pregnant-women-say-more-babies-more-votes/ The MP Boniface Otsiula said that his constituency has low population owing to the fact the majority of women are using family planning methods which stops...

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January 25, 2016

Former Child Brides Just Got Zimbabwe To Ban Child Marriage

January 25, 2016 — Former Child Brides Just Got Zimbabwe To Ban Child Marriage See original/source content: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/zimbabwe-bans-child-marriage_us_569fc1a1e4b0875553c28e79 Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage on Wednesday after two former child brides took the government to court in a ground-breaking case to challenge the practice that is rife in...

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January 22, 2016

From global commitments to local action: Revitalizing Indonesia’s family planning program

January 22, 2016 — From global commitments to local action: Revitalizing Indonesia’s family planning program See original/source content: https://www.devex.com/news/from-global-commitments-to-local-action-revitalizing-indonesia-s-family-planning-program-87227 It is a simple truth: access to quality family planning saves lives, bolsters economies and improves health outcomes for individuals and communities. And to build a healthy and sustainable...

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January 21, 2016

Overfishing causing global catches to fall three times faster than estimated

January 21, 2016 — Overfishing causing global catches to fall three times faster than estimated See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/19/overfishing-causing-global-catches-to-fall-three-times-faster-than-estimated Global fish catches are falling three times faster than official UN figures suggest, according to a landmark new study, with overfishing to blame. Seafood is the critical source of...

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January 20, 2016

Fewer than 1 in 25 Seattleites can really eat locally

January 20, 2016 — Fewer than 1 in 25 Seattleites can really eat locally See original/source content: Science Codex How many of Seattle’s residents could live off food grown in their city? If abundant P-Patches and backyard gardens teeming with kale come to mind, you’re like many residents...

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January 19, 2016

Population growth affecting health services in Mzimba

January 19, 2016 — Population growth affecting health services in Mzimba See original/source content: http://malawi24.com/2016/01/18/population-growth-affecting-health-services-in-mzimba/ Fresh findings by this publication indicate that increase in population is affecting health service delivery in Malawi’s northern region district of Mzimba. During a recent visit to Mzimba, our Reporter found that people...

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January 18, 2016

Family Planning – A Special and Urgent Concern by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2016 — Family Planning – A Special and Urgent Concern by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. See original/source content: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast/mlk-acceptance-speech Recently, the press has been filled with reports of sightings of flying saucers. While we need not give credence to these stories, they allow our...

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January 15, 2016

Belief in Family Planning Myths at the Individual And Community Levels and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Africa

January 15, 2016 — Belief in Family Planning Myths at the Individual And Community Levels and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Africa See original/source content: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/4119115.html Negative myths and misconceptions about family planning are a barrier to modern contraceptive use. Most research on the subject has focused on...

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January 14, 2016

The Fiscal Consequences of Shrinking Populations

January 14, 2016 — The Fiscal Consequences of Shrinking Populations See original/source content: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2015/sdn1521.pdf Shrinking populations pose a formidable fiscal challenge. Declining fertility and increasing longevity will lead to a slower-growing, older world population. In most countries, population is projected by the United Nations (UN) to peak sometime...

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