PMC in Global Initiatives
PMC works around the world to enhance health, human rights, environmental protection, and economic equity, all of which impact population and protect the environment.
Many of PMC’s projects focus on one region, one country, or even a region of a country. Cultural differences, language barriers, and other aspects make this focus important to address issues effectively. However, some of PMC’s projects are truly global in nature, including Global Population Speak Out and the video game BREAKAWAY. These initiatives aim to engage and motivate people around the world in one common activity.
Every night 225,000 more people sit at the global dinner table, but as many as 50% of pregnancies worldwide are unplanned. PMC believes every child should be a wanted child and that men and women should have the right to choose when and if to have children.
Projected Population Growth
As many as 50% of pregnancies around the world are unplanned and as many as 25% are unwanted.
- Total Birth Rate: 2.43 Children Born per Woman (CIA, 2014)
- Contraceptive Prevalence Rate: Ranges from 4% in South Sudan to 88% in Norway (UN)
- HIV/AIDS Adult Prevalence Rate: 0.8% (CIA, 2009)
- FGM Women/Girls Prevalence: Estimated 100-140 Million Women/Girls Worldwide (WHO)
- Births By Age 19: 11% of Worldwide Births, Approximately 17 Million Girls (WHO)
About Global Initiatives
More people should be talking about empowering women (and men) in order to protect the planet. Examining population impacts environmental issues ranging from food insecurity to deforestation to species protection to climate change. There are an estimated 220 million women worldwide who want to use safe and effective family planning methods, but are unable to do so because they lack access to information and services or the support of their husbands and communities. As many as 50 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unplanned, and 25 percent are unwanted.
PMC believes every child should be a wanted child and men and women should be able to make informed choices about sexual partners and choosing if and when to have children. It’s time to empower individuals with choice and allow them to make decisions that are beneficial to them and their families.
Current World Population
Net Growth During Your Visit