America’s voice for population stabilization

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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

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 would be far easier to address than…...

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June 2021

June 14, 2021 | Magazines

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. Early marriage and childbearing, low educational attainment,…...

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March 2021

March 15, 2021 | Magazines

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 started. Cover image: Melvine Ouyo, a Nairobi-based reproductive health…...

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December 2020

December 14, 2020 | Magazines

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 fires are started by lightening strikes—worse. And once…...

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September 2020

August 31, 2020 | Magazines

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 countries. Cover image: Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah,…...

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June 2020

June 1, 2020 | Magazines

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 all time, and every now and then it bites us. This…...

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March 2020

March 2, 2020 | Magazines

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 (80 percent), but are not using modern contraception. The government of…...

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