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Daily Email Recap

PMC used to do a daily email. It has now been turned into a weekly email that collects a number of articles with commentary on one article. 

September 16, 2016

Philosophical Friday: The Population Bioethicist Strikes Back at Critics

September 16, 2016 — Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children See: Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the ethics of having children. NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my...

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September 15, 2016

Meeting the SDGs Will Lead to Smaller Global Population Growth

September 15, 2016 — Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals leads to lower world population growth See: Here we show to what extent expected world population growth will be lower as a consequence of implementing the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs include specific quantitative targets...

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September 14, 2016

“Double Trouble” – Population Institute’s Report on Zika & Reproductive Health

September 14, 2016 — New Zika Report: Women in Areas Most at Risk Have the Least Access to Reproductive Health See: As Congress prepares to pass a much needed funding bill to fight the Zika outbreak, a new report by Population Institute, Double Trouble, shows that there...

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September 13, 2016

High Powered Catholics Debunk Humanae Vitae, Seek Further Support

September 13, 2016 — Scholars’ Statement on the Ethics of Using Contraceptives See: Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, August 2016 Summary: Neither the Bible nor the biological laws regulating human reproduction offer any evidence either that sexual intercourse must be open on all occasions to procreation, or...

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September 12, 2016

Congestion and Housing Shortages “Symptoms of Success” in Sydney

September 12, 2016 — Sydney population booms and the only way is up and in See: The population of Sydney is surging faster than predicted, putting more pressure on the city’s already-stretched housing and transport needs, new official forecasts show. Described by Planning Minister Rob Stokes as...

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September 9, 2016

Nigeria Facing “A Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen”

September 9, 2016 — Nigeria Facing ‘a Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen’ See: MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky enough to make it to...

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September 8, 2016

Another Look at Pakistan’s Family Planning Mess

September 8, 2016 — Family planning awareness low on government’s priorities See: KARACHI: Over two decades into the practice, Dr Azra Ahsan has noticed that many couples who come seeking obstetric or gynaecological advice are uncomfortable about telling the exact number of children they have. When she...

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September 7, 2016

A World Unprepared: Waves of Youth in Fragile and Unstable States

September 7, 2016 — Here come the young: the next world population boom The population of people under the age of 30 in fragile and unstable countries is going to skyrocket. And the world is not ready for them. See: As tweets and headlines skip from crisis...

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September 6, 2016

Tanzania’s Government Spends 0.00006% of Budget on Family Planning

September 6, 2016 — Investing in the youth to curb poverty See: IN order to realise the opportunity of a demographic dividend, Tanzania must invest in its young people. Access to family planning for young people is key to enabling the requisite shift in the dependency ratio...

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September 2, 2016

Using Entertainment to Raise Awareness of Emergency Contraception

September 2, 2016 — A script-writer walks into a pharmacy… See: “What happened when you went to the pharmacy and asked for emergency contraception?” Melissa surveyed a room full of television and radio writers attending a workshop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The participants looked around,...

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