Family Planning

SPA welcomes world vasectomy week but seeks focus on other contraceptive methods as well

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) welcomes World Vasectomy Week (November 13- 20) and notes that when a man has a vasectomy it is “an act of love” towards his wife or partner. SPA national president Ms Jenny Goldie says that for too long women bore the primary responsibility for family planning. “Vasectomies allowed men to share …

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World Food Day: Little hope of eradicating hunger while global population increases

  Speaking on the eve of World Food Day (October 16), Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) President Jenny Goldie says there is little hope of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) – Zero Hunger – by 2030 if global population continues its inexorable rise. According to the World Food Programme, up to 811 million people have …

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World population day 2020 – protect the rights of women and girls during covid

(SPA media release, 09th July, 2020)   Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for the rights of women and girls to be protected during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly with respect to reproductive health.   World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July, and this year’s goal is to raise awareness of women’s and girls’ sexual …

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Give all adolescent girls sex education and information about contraception

Media release for International Day of the Girl Child (October 11) Adolescent girls everywhere should have age appropriate sex education and ready access to contraception should they need it. October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child and the 2014 theme is “Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence”. According to Sustainable …

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MR: end child marriage now!

On October 11, the United Nations Day of the Girl, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) joins the international community in calling for an end to child marriage. National President of SPA, Sandra Kanck, says child marriage violates a girl’s right to self-determination, robs them of their childhood, and often condemns them to a life of poor …

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Media release: doubling family planning aid a crucial initiative

Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s decision to double Australia’s family planning funding to $50 million a year is a crucial and much welcome initiative, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Minister Carr made the announcement as a London Summit on Family Planning organised by the Gates Foundation and the UK Government sought funding of $2 billion …

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