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The United Nations Population Fund published its annual state of world population report, Worlds Apart, this week. The report shows that women and girls in developing countries are experiencing greater inequality in accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Those hardest hit tend to be the poorest, youngest and least educated.
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  • Progress but not a cure: bill to repeal Global Gag Rule

    15 September 2017 US Senate is to review a funding bill that could mitigate the effects President Trump’s Gag Rule has on women's sexual and reproductive health worldwide. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's amendment of a funding bill would restore funding cut by President Trump and permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule. read more...
  • Nobel laureates: population growth a major threat

    6 September 2017 A recent survey of science and economics Nobel Prize winners invited them to identify the most significant threats faced by humanity in the future. A significant number identified population growth as one of the major issues of concern, including because of its negative environmental impact and the risk of insufficient resources - including food and water - being available to meet demand. read more...

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Short videos about population

Welcome to the Anthropocene! Big Foot at the National History Museum