How Family Planning Affects Population Projections

Volume 47, Issue 1
April 2015

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World Population Projections

Map of projected population growth, 2010-2100

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America’s Voice for Population Stabilization

Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America’s voice for population stabilization. We are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States—we have over 300,000 members, supporters, and participating educators!

Our core programs:

  • Population Education (PopEd): We train K-12 teachers and produce curriculum materials that address population issues and reach 3 million students each year;
  • Grassroots Outreach: We engage an active constituency of U.S. advocates for international family planning programs;
  • Advocacy: We work directly with federal policymakers to fund and improve international family planning.

Population Connection works to ensure that every woman around the world who wants to delay or end childbearing has access to the health services and contraceptive supplies she needs in order to do so.

Our Approach

Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources.
We focus on the connections between human population growth and two main issue areas:

Making A Difference Since 1968

K-12 students educated by PopEd annually

3 million

For close to 40 years, PopEd has served as the only nationwide effort to help young people understand the effects of population growth and to inspire them to become leaders in population stabilization.

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PopEd teacher training workshops conducted


PopEd workshops provide educators in schools—and even zoos, nature centers, and museums—with the tools they need to incorporate population concepts into their classes.

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Activists trained to lobby in Washington, DC each year


At Capitol Hill Days we train future population activists to lobby for increased access to birth control and reproductive health care, both here in the U.S. and around the world.

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Helms Amendment petitions sent to Obama


We sent more than 350,000 petitions to President Obama to reinterpret the Helms Amendment, which has placed restrictions on U.S. aid for safe abortion services abroad since 1973.

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Same Mission, New Name

Same Mission, New Name

Population Connection changed its name in 2002 to engage a new generation of supporters.

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Capitol Hill Days

Capitol Hill Days

Lobby on Capitol Hill Washington, DC April 10-14, 2015

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We Are Population Connection

Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America's voice for population stabilization—we are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States, with over 300,000 members, supporters, and participating educators!

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Thank you for making a contribution that will help Population Connection to advocate for universal, affordable access to birth control, to educate tomorrow’s leaders about global population challenges, and to mobilize Americans who care about stabilizing population. Together, we will achieve a sustainable balance between people and our planet.

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