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June 2022

June 20, 2022 | Magazines

An article about high fertility in Ghana and the Marie Stopes clinics in that country that meet people where they are with family planning education and services takes center stage in this issue. We also heard from Dara Purvis, a professor at Penn State Law and the former Vice Chair…...

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March 2022

March 21, 2022 | Magazines

In June, the Supreme Court is expected to rule in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade or degrade it to the point that it might as well be overturned. We discuss the case and the state of abortion in Mississippi with former…...

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December 2021

December 13, 2021 | Magazines

Jane Goodall first visited what would later become Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960. She made historic discoveries about chimpanzees that changed how the scientific community considered non-human animals’ sentience and intelligence. After seeing how human population growth was ravaging the area around Gombe, she turned to advocacy…...

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September 2021

September 13, 2021 | Magazines

Invest in Kids for a Sustainable Future Population stabilization—which is nowhere near happening at the U.S. or global level—would be a boon to everyone’s quality of life, to say nothing of the benefits to the natural world. Yes, there would be challenges to how economies are structured. But those challenges…...

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June 2021

June 14, 2021 | Magazines

Reaching the Tipping Point in the Sahel The Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa suffers from drought, depleted soils, rising seas and overfishing along the coasts, and chronic hunger. Climate change is a “threat multiplier,” contributing to migration and civil conflict. Another threat multiplier? Extremely high fertility and population growth rates.…...

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March 2021

March 15, 2021 | Magazines

The Global Gag Rule Is Gone … for Now On January 20, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris were sworn into office. The Trump era is officially over, and though repairing the damage remains a herculean task, the new administration wasted no time in getting…...

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December 2020

December 14, 2020 | Magazines

West Coast Wildfires Worse Due to Population Growth Population growth in fire-prone states is responsible for sprawling development into areas that should never have been inhabited by people. Our buildings create kindling for wildfires, making even those that start through no fault of our own—each year, tens of thousands of…...

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September 2020

August 31, 2020 | Magazines

Expert Voices Address Population Challenges at Home As anyone from high-fertility regions can confirm, population concerns are very real at the national, local, and even household level. In this issue, we hear from people who know from firsthand experience just how important it is to stabilize population in their home…...

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June 2020

June 1, 2020 | Magazines

A Plea to the People: Protect the Planet to Prevent Pandemics This issue of Population Connection magazine explores the origins of the Covid-19 outbreak, which, at press time, was already responsible for killing over 200,000 people worldwide. Basically, it comes down to the fact that we’ve treated animals terribly for…...

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March 2020

March 2, 2020 | Magazines

Trump’s Global Gag Rule Threatens Recent Reproductive Health Successes in Nepal Nearly half (44 percent) of women in Nepal have an unmet need for family planning. That is, they do not want to become pregnant in the next two years (20 percent of women with unmet need) or ever again…...

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