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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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