Ideal Family Size


We’re writing the stories for our future, a world where everyone can access the resources and opportunities—clean drinking water, nutritious foods, safe shelters, education, financial stability—they deserve.

It seems logical that these things would be taken into account when someone thinks of their ideal family size, but the truth is that having children is a decision born of incredibly deep personal and social constructs. Our programs help illuminate some of these constructs, including how childbearing is intricately interwoven with concepts like masculinity, femininity, or faithfulness.

Our programs focus on educating current and prospective parents about the myths driving many family size decisions and the many well-documented health and economic benefits of small family size decisions. This works in conjunction with the program’s efforts at increasing women’s ability to participate in childbearing decisions.

8 Billion Opportunities

The world’s population reached 8 billion people in 2022. PMC used this opportunity to draw global attention to the social and environmental power of prioritizing health, education, and equity for all.

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