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January 13, 2016

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

January 13, 2016 — Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania See original/source content: http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/01/07/climate-change-health-population-dynamics-tanzania-women-contraception-environment-family-planning/ As people around the world celebrate the remarkable Paris Agreement to address climate change, there’s a genuine opportunity for countries to act on their financial pledges to help the world...

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January 12, 2016

Population growth in Africa: grasping the scale of the challenge

January 12, 2016 — Population growth in Africa: grasping the scale of the challenge See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jan/11/population-growth-in-africa-grasping-the-scale-of-the-challenge The last 100 years have seen an incredible increase in the planet’s population. Some parts of the world are now seeing smaller increments of growth, and some, such as Japan, Germany,...

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January 11, 2016

In Latin America, Average Fertility Declines Mask Socio-Economic Disparities

January 11, 2016 — In Latin America, an exception to falling birthrates draws new scrutiny Dramatic progress has masked the fact that poor communities are lagging far behind wealthier ones in controlling family size – perpetuating inequality. See: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2015/1221/In-Latin-America-an-exception-to-falling-birthrates-draws-new-scrutiny MEXICO CITY; AND RIO DE JANEIRO – Like most of her...

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January 8, 2016

America and Reproductive Rights: Not Making the Grade

January 8, 2016 — America and Reproductive Rights: Not Making the Grade See original/source content: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-walker/america-and-reproductive_b_8931348.html The Population Institute this week is releasing its annual 50-state report card on reproductive health and rights, and it is not an encouraging report. It is, in fact, alarming. Nineteen states received a failing...

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January 7, 2016

Filipino Congress Completely Defunds Contraceptive Budget – $0.00, Nada, Nothing

January 7, 2016 — EDITORIAL – 104 million and growing See original/source content: http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2016/01/04/1539003/editorial-104-million-and-growing The Supreme Court has given the go-signal for the implementation of Republic Act 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. It will take years, however, before the full impact of the...

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January 6, 2016

Exposing the Population Taboo in Mainstream Science

January 6, 2016 — “Convince Them to Say It”: Environmental Researchers and the Touchy Topics of Family Planning and Population See: http://fpesa.net/?p=2332 As a young and promising marine biologist, Camilo Mora led a team of 55 scientists assessing the rapid decline of fish on the world’s coral reefs. It was a...

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January 5, 2016

Looking At Peru’s Sterilization Scandal, Circa 1996-2000

January 5, 2016 — Peru’s forcibly sterilised women find their voice See original/source content:  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jan/04/peru-forced-sterilisation-quipu-project-alberto-fujimori “I was forced to get sterilised while giving birth,” says one woman from the district of Zurite in northern Peru. “The nurses were insistent and telling me to get sterilised, that ‘you have several...

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January 4, 2016

Hunger threatens millions as El Niño causes drought and floods

January 4, 2016 — Hunger threatens millions as El Niño causes drought and floods Aid agencies call for urgent action as failed harvests, stunted crops and soaring prices trigger widespread food shortages in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/dec/30/hunger-threatens-millions-el-nino-drought-floods-humanitarian-disaster Aid agencies have warned that tens of...

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January 1, 2016

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December 31, 2015

The 50 Year History of International Family Planning Assistance from the USA

December 31, 2015 — 50 YEARS OF US INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ASSISTANCE See original/source content: http://pai.org/blog/50-years-of-us-international-family-planning-assistance In 2015, the U.S. government commemorates the 50th anniversary of its involvement in providing population, family planning, and reproductive health assistance. It is no coincidence that PAI was founded in 1965, the same...

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