Purity Pledges, Unplanned Pregnancy, and the Many Failures of Abstinence-Only Sex Education

Volume 48, Issue 3 September 2016

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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 500,000 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

PopEd workshops conducted in 2015

634

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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PopEd teachers trained in 2015

11,456

Our staff and Trainers’ Network volunteers facilitate workshops for teachers and nonformal educators at conferences and in-service programs, as well as for future teachers in their education methods classes at campuses throughout North America.

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Activists trained to lobby in Washington, DC in 2016

173

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 White House

700,000

We have sent more than 700,000 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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The Good Crisis

The Good Crisis

Population Connection's latest publication introduces new possibilities for the future of our nation—and our planet—that don’t depend on population growth.

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Capitol Hill Days

Capitol Hill Days

Our 2016 event brought 173 activists to Washington DC for a weekend of training and lobbying!

Event Recap

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 40,000 members, and hundreds of thousands more 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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