Family Planning

UN: More than a third of Nobel laureates cite population rise as the biggest threat to humankind.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs  shared this startling news in their Feature Article and video here,  courtesy of the ‘Voice Un Desa’ Newsletter. “More than a third of 50 recently surveyed Nobel laureates cited “population rise / environmental degradation” as the biggest threat to humankind. Second on the list was “nuclear war”, …

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SPA sails through the end of year podcast waves

SPA’s Communications Manager,  Michael Bayliss,  was interviewed on the USA based ‘This Sustainable Life:  Solve For Nature’  podcast.  In this episode,  Michael candidly discusses his perspectives on overpopulation and the necessity to transition to a post-growth economy,  while giving a great plug for SPA and for our Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)  which Michael hosts.   …

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President message – urgent action to reduce population numbers in order to prevent a potential future disaster.

If you saw a child about to run into the path of a moving vehicle you would at least scream out a warning, or if close enough drag the child back. You wouldn’t stop to think ‘Have I the right?’ or ask permission first from the parents before intervening. Yet we are criticised, particularly by …

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights must be prioritized in South asia

Parliamentarians from South Asia committed yesterday to prioritize people’s health and welfare through meeting their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs, particularly those of women and young people.
Meeting in Bangkok, MPs discussed ways to reduce the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in South Asian countries and how to tackle problems relating to Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal having the highest birth rates among adolescents.

Bindi Irwin has world on her mind

“WILDLIFE Warrior Bindi Irwin is all grown up and ready to rumble.
The late Croc Hunter’s blossoming daughter turns 15 this week and is ready to swap singing and dancing for serious debate. And one of the issues closest to her heart is family planning and birth control to curb overpopulation of the planet.”
Writes Kathleen Donaghey of the Sunday Mail (Qld).

South American transition to low fertility spreads to paraguay – May 2010

Paraguay does not seem a likely candidate for rapid fertility decline: The population is poorer, more rural, and has lower educational levels than its neighboring countries. Yet despite a large population that is traditionally hard to reach with reproductive health information and services, Paraguay recorded a remarkable increase in contraceptive use and a sharp decline …

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Child marriage in the middle east and north Africa – May 200

Early marriage compromises girls’ development and often results in early pregnancy and social isolation. Child marriage also reinforces the vicious cycle of early marriage, low education, high fertility, and poverty. Most countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have laws on the minimum legal age for marriage, but some families take advantage of …

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Thou shalt not breed: anglicans

THE Anglican Church wants Australians to have fewer children and has urged the federal government to scrap the baby bonus and cut immigration. Wading into the population debate, the General Synod of the Anglican Church has warned that current rates of population growth are unsustainable and potentially out of step with church doctrine – including …

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Govt against curbing population with law: azad

New Delhi: India, the world’s second most populous country, is against controlling population growth through legislation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday. Article Link: http://sify.com/news/govt-against-curbing-population-with-law-azad-news-health-kffqkgafefj.html

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