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.
[I]f the rate of population growth slows down, there will be more resources to invest in each African’s health, education, and opportunity—in other words, in a good life. Alex Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Drexel University
Photo, right: Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah, center, chats with fellow parishioners after Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra, Ghana, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Appiah is determined to slow her conservative country’s birthrate by any means, including contraception. (Francis Kokoroko/The New York Times)