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July 21, 2016

Birth Control “Apps” Find Footing Under Political Radar

July 21, 2016 — Birth Control via App Finds Footing Under Political Radar See: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/health/birth-control-options-websites.html A quiet shift is taking place in how women obtain birth control. A growing assortment of new apps and websites now make it possible to get prescription contraceptives without going to the doctor.

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July 11, 2016

World Population Day 2016

July 11, 2016 — World Population in Six Eye Popping Charts See: http://www.unfpa.org/WPD2016 UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today is World Population Day, a day that calls attention on urgent population issues. This World Population Day spotlights the need to invest in teenage girls. Despite strides the world has...

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July 8, 2016

The Financial Times’ Africa Editor Unpacks Rapid Population Growth

July 8, 2016 — Africa’s population boom is both danger and opportunity See: https://next.ft.com/content/1d454bb8-435a-11e6-9b66-0712b3873ae1 Some events, such as the 9/11 terror attacks or Brexit, change the world overnight. Others do so by stealth. Africa’s population explosion is a stealth event.

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July 7, 2016

Pakistan Misses Family Planning Targets – By A Country Mile

July 7, 2016 — Pakistan misses family planning targets See: https://www.geo.tv/latest/108244-Pakistan-misses-family-planning-targets ISLAMABAD: After missing family planning targets, Pakistan has failed to control the rapid increase in population at the rate of 10,109 people a day. According to Economic Survey of Pakistan, total population of Pakistan was projected to be...

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July 6, 2016

Excellent New “Population and Sustainability” Journal Hits The Presses

July 6, 2016 — New journal ‘Population and Sustainability’ launched See: http://www.populationmatters.org/new-journal-population-sustainability-launched/ Population Matters’ new journal Population and Sustainability has its first issue published this month. The journal aims to act as an interdisciplinary hub for researchers to share their work on the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues. Through...

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July 5, 2016

Important: New Guttmacher Study Corrects “Lack of Access” Myth

July 5, 2016 — New Study Examines Why Women in Developing Countries Who Wish To Avoid Pregnancy Do Not Use Contraceptives Concerns about Side Effects and Health Risks Most Often Cited by Married Women as Reasons for Nonuse See: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2016/new-study-examines-why-women-developing-countries-who-wish-avoid-pregnancy-do-not Sexually active women in developing countries who have an...

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July 1, 2016

Out With “Family Planning” — A Generational Language Gap Builds Steam

July 1, 2016 — Out with ‘family’ planning, in with ‘future’ planning See: https://www.devex.com/news/out-with-family-planning-in-with-future-planning-88341 In Kenya, the “Future Fab” teen lifestyle brand is taking off. Around the world, young people are rallying around the term “future planning.” And in West Africa, youth ambassadors are mobilizing their peers to...

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June 30, 2016

The Cities of Africa and Asia: Spreading Fast and In Bizarre Ways

June 30, 2016 — The great cities of Africa and Asia are spreading fast, and in bizarre ways See: http://www.economist.com/news/international/21701454-rural-areas-are-turning-urban-far-faster-planners-expected-great-cities-africa

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June 29, 2016

An Off The Mark Population Essay

June 29, 2016 — Yesterday, The Guardian published the following well-written, but considerably off-the-mark essay. Apparently this is what happens when you assign an existentially crucial topic to an on-staff software engineer and a “community coordinator” with lot’s of experience in editing social media posts. Specifically, you get...

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June 28, 2016

The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Is An Unmitigated Disaster For Abortion Opponents

June 28, 2016 — The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Is An Unmitigated Disaster For Abortion Opponents See: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/06/27/3792905/supreme-courts-abortion-decision-unmitigated-disaster-abortion-opponents/ Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a beat down of Texas’ anti-abortion law HB 2. Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion piles facts upon evidence upon statistics to demolish Texas’ supposed justification for...

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