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Our 2017 Action Plan

2016 was a year full of challenges…to say the least. But despite setbacks, Population Connection made some amazing progress towards tackling the population challenge. All of it is thanks to YOU—our dedicated, generous donors, activists, volunteers, and supporters make all of our progress possible! We reached some major milestones in 2016. We built the first […]

The Twelve Days of Trump-Mas*

On the first day of Trump-mas the THE DONALD gave to me A CON-MAN in the West Wing. On the second day of Trump-mas THE DONALD gave to me TWO tiny hands and a CON-MAN in the West Wing. On the third day of Trump-mas THE DONALD gave to me THREE trade wars, TWO tiny […]

Why Focus on Global Population Growth When Americans Are the Big Consumers?

Our members and supporters often take the time to send us their thoughts and questions about population issues. As Population Connection’s Director of Communications, I’ve answered countless numbers of these inquiries over the years, and realized that many of them come up frequently. In this monthly feature I’ll address our FAQs in detail to hopefully […]

Four Reasons to Defend Access to Affordable Birth Control

Republicans don’t much like being accused of opposing women’s health and rights. But they don’t much like actually supporting them either. Enter Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to claim that health insurance coverage of birth control is a “nitty-gritty detail” that isn’t worth talking about. Well, Mr. Speaker, we hope you’ll consider some facts. First […]

We Have to Face the Facts on International Family Planning

A recent presentation by Joseph Chamie, the former director of United Nations Population Division, outlines the cataclysmic possibilities of population growth in Africa. One of the key underlying causes is lack of investment in international family programs. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently documented the decline in donor country assistance. It’s worth noting that the US […]

Pro-Choice Cats Defends Women’s Reproductive Rights

In September, we spoke with Amanda Patton, a spunky, bright 28-year old reproductive health activist and founder of Pro-Choice Cats (www.prochoicecats.com), about her 2015 efforts to raise money to put pro-choice billboards near the state house in Columbus. Just a few days ago, Amanda’s billboards went back up, this time targeting the dangerous Trump campaign. […]

Teen Pregnancy Leads to Early Marriage in Many Countries, Study Finds

What does poverty mean for young people in the developing world? For far too many girls it means adolescent sexual activity – often transactional – followed by pregnancy and early marriage. An estimated 15 million girls are married before their 18th birthdays each year – that’s 28 girls every minute. A recent study conducted by […]

Three Things to Know about Birth Control

Today is World Contraception Day.  And we still have a long way to go to make sure that every woman has access to affordable contraception. While in the recent years we have made tremendous progress in the U.S. and around the world, there are still many things we could do to remove the barriers that […]

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