Population in the News

February 24, 2017

Dutch vessel offering abortion services docked in Guatemala. The army seized it.

Guatemala blocks entry to Dutch ship providing abortions

Are restrictions on the ‘abortion pill’ politics or science?

The GOP’s Obamacare plan targets Planned Parenthood — and private abortion insurance coverage

Are restrictions on the ‘abortion pill’ politics or science?


February 23, 2017

The Challenge of Accessing Birth Control in the Military


February 22, 2017

Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texas


February 15, 2017

Birth control app launches in Illinois, offers birth control without a prescription or insurance

Gag Rule? Julie Bishop Proves Australia Will Do Its Own Thing On Sexual Health

Letters from Women Pleading for Abortion, Sent in 1917, Mirror Emails Sent Today


February 14, 2017

Utah rejects sex education bill, so porn site redirects to instructional videos

In West Africa, clinics confront suspicion, and husbands, one IUD at a time

Oklahoma lawmakers debate bill requiring men’s permission for abortion


February 10, 2017

Other Countries Aim To Fill Aid Shortfall Caused By U.S. Abortion Rule

The Threat to Title X Family Planning

El Salvador mulls new abortion law — too late for women in jail

Hans Rosling, Swedish Doctor and Pop-Star Statistician, Dies at 68


February 9, 2017

How the Trump Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Lives in Nepal


February 7, 2017

The IUD rush: Why women are seeking out birth control that can outlast a presidency

This Promising New Male Birth-Control Gel Is 100 Percent Effective and Doesn’t Have Hormonal Side Effects


February 3, 2017

House Budget Chair: Republicans Won’t Replace Obamacare Birth Control Benefit

Iowa moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

New Arkansas Law Lets Men Block Wives’ Abortions

Editorial: Abortion restrictions only cause harm

If We Care About Abortion, Asking Judge Neil Gorsuch His Opinion on Roe v. Wade Is Not Enough


February 1, 2017

In Kenya, Reproductive Clinics Fear Trump Policy’s Detrimental Effects

Trump Nominates Birth Control Benefit Foe Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court


January 31, 2017

Anticipating end of Obamacare, state lawmakers press for contraceptive mandate

Child, Bride, Mother: Nigeria

Editorial: Protecting Birth Control Access in Oregon

New York governor calls for amending state constitution for abortion rights


January 30, 2017

Singapore’s plea to its people: Won’t you please have more children?

‘She Decides': Dutch Put Millions Into Birth Control Fund

Belgium Joins Netherlands In International Funding Plan For Birth Control, Abortion, Sex Education


January 28, 2017

Abortion rates went up in some countries the last time ‘global gag rule’ was in effect

Philippines: Duterte’s Free Birth-Control Order Is Latest Skirmish With Catholic Church


January 27, 2017

Editorial: Mr. Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Will Harm Global Health

Pence Tells Anti-Abortion Marchers That ‘Life is Winning’

At Anti-Abortion Rally, Pence Tells Protesters: ‘Life Is Winning In America!’

On Abortion, Goals Of Back-To-Back Marches Couldn’t Be More Different

Donald Trump, the Religious Right’s Trojan Horse


January 26, 2017

President Trump’s War on Women Begins

Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

Q. and A.: How Trump’s Revival of an Abortion Ban Will Affect Women in Kenya


January 25, 2017

Dutch government counters Trump’s abortion ‘gag rule’ with a fund of its own

Ploumen plans international safe abortion fund to offset Trump ban


January 24, 2017

Trump Bans U.S. Funding For Groups That ‘Promote’ Abortion Overseas

Trump’s Anti-Abortion Order Is Actually Likely to Increase Abortions

No, Trump Didn’t Ban US Funds From Paying For Overseas Abortions

Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rule Is Broader Than Anyone Expected

Trump makes early move on restricting abortions around the world.

Anti-Abortion Group Releases Video Targeting Planned Parenthood

House Republicans pass bill that would block D.C. funding for abortion

Why Trump froze funding to overseas groups that ‘promote’ abortion

Reinstating ‘Global Gag Rule,’ Trump Attacks Women Worldwide

Donald Trump is cutting aid for family planning organizations around the world.



January 23, 2017

Birth Place (Op-Doc)

Trump Strikes at Abortion With a Revived Foreign-Aid Rule

Trump just reinstated the global gag rule. It won’t stop abortion, but it will make it less safe.

Preparing for Obamacare repeal, New York makes its own birth control mandate

For teens, a higher minimum wage could be an effective form of birth control


January 18, 2017

Paul Ryan’s claim that for every Planned Parenthood clinic, 20 health centers provide care

Here’s Looking At You, 2050: How a less Christian Europe, an aging population in the West, and the empowerment of women are going to shape the future.

Abortion rate declines to historic low, with Obamacare a likely contributor, study says

Rate of U.S. Abortions Hits Lowest Since Roe v. Wade


January 13, 2017

Breaking: Total Abortion Ban Debuts in Congress

The GOP’s crusade to defund Planned Parenthood nationwide, explained

In Majority Catholic Philippines, Duterte Orders Better Access To Birth Control


January 11, 2017

Univ. Of Utah, Planned Parenthood Help 3,000 Women Get Birth Control

Planned Parenthood fight not over, Shaheen and Hassan say

Duterte orders full implementation of modern family planning by 2018

Ireland Reconsiders Its Constitutional Ban on Abortion


January 9, 2017

He was proud to be the father of an enormous family — until he couldn’t feed them

After One-Child Policy, Outrage at China’s Offer to Remove IUDs


January 6, 2017

Planned Parenthood battling congressional effort to defund it

Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, Paul Ryan says

Letter to the editor: Factors other than population are key to healthy economy (letter by Population Connection staff)


January 3, 2017

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards: ‘We Will Not Go Without a Fight’

Ailing Vermont Town Pins Hopes on Mideast Refugees

Make America Mate Again

About seven-in-ten Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade


December 28, 2016

Young Men More Attuned To Partners’ Birth Control Than You Might Guess

Gazette editorial: The gathering ‘war on women’

Venezuelan women’s response to the country’s economic crisis: Get sterilized

How Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Endangers Women


December 23, 2016

In a Nairobi Slum, a New Generation Hopes to Normalize Sex Education

Editorial: Planned Parenthood right to brace for high-stakes fight


December 22, 2016

Growth of U.S. Population Is at Slowest Pace Since 1937

Catholic health educator in Texas fired for refusing to teach birth control

Fearing defunding, Planned Parenthood rallies support


December 21, 2016

Census Says U.S. Population Grew at Lowest Rate Since Great Depression This Year

Americans aren’t having as many kids: 8 states post population loss


December 15, 2016

Oklahoma’s Native tribes are trying to fill a gap in sex ed left by the state’s schools

These JeffCo Students Are Learning About Climate Change By Taking On ‘The Sixth Extinction’


December 14, 2016

Obama Administration Bars States From Withholding Federal Money From Planned Parenthood

This Is What Could Happen to Reproductive Rights Under the Trump Administration

Texas state booklet misleads women on abortions and their risk of breast cancer

What Happens When Zika Hits the Country With the World’s Strictest Abortion Laws?

Abortion Is Found to Have Little Effect on Women’s Mental Health


December 12, 2016

Colombia Reports Major Rise in Birth Defect Amid Zika Crisis

Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise ‘Onslaught’ of Tough Restrictions

Climate change could render Sudan ‘uninhabitable’


December 9, 2016

U.N. Says Nearly One in Four Children Live in Conflict or Disaster Zones

Ohio’s new abortion law is an assault on Roe. Here’s why it won’t work.

Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill

As Nations Gather in Mexico to Discuss Biological Diversity, Global Habitat Loss Still Rampant Across Much of the Earth


December 8, 2016

Giraffe Now Listed As ‘Vulnerable’ To Extinction As Population Plummets

Roe v. Wade may be doomed. Dark days are ahead for reproductive rights.


December 7, 2016

Editorial: Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Donald Trump

Ohio Legislature Moves To Ban Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks After Conception

Ohio lawmakers pass ‘heartbeat’ abortion legislation

Texas tells women abortion might cause cancer. Science says otherwise.


December 6, 2016

Will Trump Reinstate Reagan’s Abortion Rule For International Charities?

Texas releases abortion booklet with debunked cancer link, suicide risk claim


December 2, 2016

Editorial: Texas requiring aborted fetuses to be buried is plain ridiculous

Texas Again Places Obstacles in Front of Those Seeking Abortions


December 1, 2016

Planned Parenthood, ACLU challenge abortion laws in three states

Abortion-Rights Groups Challenge Restrictions In Three States

Abortion rights advocates challenge restrictions in three U.S. states


November 30, 2016

Trump Chooses Rep. Tom Price, An Obamacare Foe, To Run HHS

Texas Will Require Burial of Aborted Fetuses

After months of controversy, Texas will require aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried

As Kenyan Population Surges, More Men Opt For Vasectomies


November 29, 2016

From guns to birth control, Trump election flipped script on American fears

Beyond Birth Control, Women Could Pay More For Insurance Again Under TrumpCare


November 22, 2016

Chad’s fertility rate is rising to dangerous levels

Updated Pennsylvania policy makes birth control accessible to mothers

What a sweltering Earth and plummeting wildlife populations have in common


November 17, 2016

With Fertility Rate in China Low, Some Press to Legalize Births Outside Marriage


November 12, 2016

A Study Tests the Safety of Women Using Abortion Pills Sent by Mail

No, Birth Control Coverage Won’t Go Away


November 3, 2016

Africa’s Population Growth Could Undermine Sustainability Goals

Why Some Women Still Can’t Get Birth Control


November 1, 2016

For Melinda Gates, Birth Control Is Women’s Way Out of Poverty

U.S. Policy Prevents Women Who Are Raped By ISIS From Accessing Abortion

Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2015


October 31, 2016

Medicaid Finds Opportune Time to Offer Birth Control: Right After Birth

Maine Insurance Co-Op Drops Coverage For Elective Abortion Services

Spain’s population set to drop 11% by 2050


October 28, 2016

Report Declares Global Wildlife Populations Are Plunging. But It’s Complicated

China’s forbidden babies still an issue

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Restrictions

Federal judge blocks two abortion laws in Alabama


October 21, 2016

Chile’s President Wants To Ease Abortion Ban, But Opponents Push Back

Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law


October 18, 2016

Talking With Margaret Sanger’s Grandson on the 100th Anniversary of Planned Parenthood

To curb unintended pregnancy, Texas turns to IUDs in the delivery room

Fertility rate in Germany rises to 33-year high

How Irish Women Are Getting Around Abortion Laws


October 17, 2016

Study: China’s 2-Child Policy Won’t Lead to Population Boom

How Planned Parenthood Changed Everything

U.S. appeals court upholds law that requires religious clinics to inform women of abortion options


October 7, 2016

Uganda Debates Abortion Bill to Save Lives and Money

Video: The Island That Survives Thanks to Smaller Families

Could Zika change the military’s strict abortion laws?


October 6, 2016

Poland’s abortion ban proposal near collapse after mass protests

Polish parliament rejects near-total abortion ban after protests


October 3, 2016

Black Monday: Polish women strike against abortion ban

Polish women go on nationwide strike against proposed abortion ban

Democrats’ Impossible Dream of Getting Hyde Repealed


September 30, 2016

The world’s fastest animal is in a race for survival in Iran

Climate change is increasing the risk of war in Africa

Poll: Swing-State Voters Less Likely to Vote for Candidates Who Attack Planned Parenthood

A Media Guide To The Hyde Amendment And Its Anti-Choice Legacy

Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding


September 28, 2016

End Hyde Now

Responding to Africa’s population boom

92 Percent Of The World’s Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says


September 16, 2016

Trump supports birth control without a prescription

Medicaid Coverage of Family Planning Benefits: Results from a State Survey

Abortion appeals by Attorney General Mike DeWine – meritorious or ideological? Editorial Board Roundtable


September 15, 2016

What The Media Should Know About A Proposed Title X Funding Rule And Planned Parenthood

Refugees’ and migrants’ reproductive health needs overlooked

Birth Control Continues to Bedevil the Supreme Court


September 13, 2016

Pregnant Women Anxious as Florida’s Zika Test Results Take Weeks

El Salvador’s “Abortion Lawyer”


September 12, 2016

Marriage Falls in China, Transforming Finances and Families

Here’s Why Abortion Advocates Won’t Vote for Universal Health Care in Colorado

The Obama Administration Wants to Put a Stop to States Defunding Planned Parenthood

Editorial: Fight Zika, not family planning


September 11, 2016

Editorial: A Way to Protect Planned Parenthood Services

Obama Moves To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding, Permanently

Abstain from abstinence-only sex ed, experts advise


September 9, 2016

Nigeria Facing ‘a Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen’

New York to allow late-term abortions for health at-risk women


September 8, 2016

Sex Ed Without the Sex

New York Can’t Block Late-Term Abortion in Certain Cases, Schneiderman Says


September 6, 2016

7.4 Billion And Counting: Could Curbing World Population Help Cool The Planet?

Rubio hit for opposing abortions for women with Zika

Obamacare was supposed to make all birth control free. As a doctor, I see it’s not happening.


September 2, 2016

Ireland’s Long Journey on Abortion

Editorial: The Real Science of Abortion Drugs

The Grassroots Activists Who Made Affordable Abortion An Election Issue

Here’s the Problem With California’s Groundbreaking Sex Ed Law


September 1, 2016

Drop In Teen Pregnancies Is Due To More Contraceptives, Not Less Sex

Contraceptives Drive Teenage Pregnancy Down

A Strategy Backfires, Increasing Teen Births

Demography and desire: The empty crib

The Pill, the Condom, and the American Dream

The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

African Elephant Population Dropped 30 Percent in 7 Years


August 31, 2016

After Ohio passed abortion law, risk of complications nearly tripled

How Abortion Pill Laws Hurt Women

Teen births are plummeting — and the reason is incredibly simple

A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

What Is It Like to Be an Abortion Provider in an Anti-Choice State?

Signs of Hope for Nature in a Rapidly Degrading World


August 26, 2016

Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

Report: African Population Boom + Poverty = Dangerous Mix


August 25, 2016

High birth rates and poverty undermine a generation of African children


August 19, 2016

Judge Definitively Blocks Florida Abortion Law

After Texas Slashed Its Family Planning Budget, Maternal Deaths Almost Doubled

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Doubled in Texas After Abortion Clinics Closed

L.A. city attorney pressures pregnancy center to comply with state law, provide info about abortion services

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?


August 18, 2016

Texas’ rate of pregnancy-related deaths nearly doubles, and neither researchers nor the state knows why

Nicaragua’s teen pregnancy rate soars


August 17, 2016

The abortion rights movement is bolder than it’s been in years. That’s Cecile Richards’s plan.

Child brides sold for cows: The price of being a girl in South Sudan

Women in Nicaragua fight for the right to get abortions that could save their lives


August 16, 2016

Democrats Seek Repeal of Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion

The Historic Reversal of Populations


August 13, 2016

Why Uganda’s teenage girls could hold key to its prosperity

A federal judge smacked down John Kasich’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

Judge rejects Ohio law to cut Planned Parenthood funds over abortion

As New York Fights Zika Virus, Officials Turn Their Focus to Sex


August 8, 2016

Puerto Rican OB-GYNs Offer Free Birth Control To Fight Zika

El Paso abortion provider sees new hurdles

Marco Rubio Argues Against Abortions for Women Infected With Zika


August 5, 2016

Most Americans favor late-term abortion if Zika harms fetus, STAT-Harvard poll finds

Texas Fetal Burial Proposal Would Add Thousands to the Cost of an Abortion


August 4, 2016

Venezuelan Women Reluctantly Opt For Sterilization Amid Economic Crisis

Idaho Tells Pregnant Women To Get Ultrasounds At Anti-Abortion ‘Clinics’

A 13-Year-Old Rape Victim Was Denied an Abortion by a Mexican Court

CDC: Access to Better Contraception Needed for Zika Threat


August 2, 2016

The diversity of life across much of Earth has plunged below ‘safe’ levels

Another Reproductive Win for Low-Income Texas Women: Free IUDs From Planned Parenthood


July 27, 2016

Last Charges Dropped Against Abortion Foes in Making of Planned Parenthood Video


July 25, 2016

Planned Parenthood Turns to Tumblr to Reach a Younger Audience

Israel’s Looming Demographic Crisis


July 19, 2016

Winning the Campaign to Curb Teen Pregnancy

Here’s What I’d Know About Sex if I Only Had My High School Textbook


July 18, 2016

Why the Male Pill Still Doesn’t Exist

House Appropriations Committee approves FY 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

Before the spread of the Zika virus, the Vatican allowed contraceptive use in limited situations

Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education


July 14, 2016

Will Delaware Become a Birth-Control Utopia?

World Population Day | It’s a numbers game

One Megadonor Is Crippling the Pro-Life Movement—and No One Knows Who It Is

Four Ways Research Has Reframed the Abortion Debate

Making El Salvador’s abortion law more punitive would compound injustice


July 12, 2016

Here’s When Americans Really Started to Panic About Overpopulation

PHOTOS: For #WorldPopulationDay, How Earth’s 7 Billion Live

Myanmar to Offer Women Free Birth Control


July 11, 2016

Should I have a big family?

World Population Day: It’s a numbers game!


July 8, 2016

Closing the Gaps in Sexual Education for People with Disabilities

How Abortion Restrictions Could Collide With Zika in the U.S. This Summer


July 6, 2016

Women and Children Are Political Pawns In the Zika Funding Battle

Birth control options for women over 40 — other than the pill


July 5, 2016

The Importance of Contraception to the Zika Fight

New Abortion Rules Blocked In Florida, Indiana Hours Before Taking Effect

5 Things To Consider About The Supreme Court’s Decision On Texas Abortion Law

Is Pope Francis Pro-life? The Perplexing Silence of Laudato Si’ on Human Overpopulation

Kenya seeks tech alternatives to break taboo over sex education in schools

Condoms Don’t Necessarily Help Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy


July 1, 2016

The ACLU Is Suing to Bring Abortion Rights to Migrant Girls

Shifting Focus: Women’s health has become a central part of the abortion rights debate.

Next Steps In Making Reproductive Rights A Reality For All, Regardless Of Income

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