Population Connection: Population News

   Please leave this field empty

Stay Updated!

Population Media

Population in the News

April 16, 2014

Iran considers ban on vasectomies in drive to boost birthrate

Unsafe abortion kills nearly 50,000 a year, "intolerable" toll-NGO


April 15, 2014

Holding the World Bank Accountable for Reproductive Health Commitments

ACLU seeks to oppose diocese in birth control suit


April 14, 2014

The animated maps that reveal in 60 seconds how cities have exploded in size over the last 130 years

Abortion in Cases of Rape: New Rifts in Old Debate


April 11, 2014

Child bride kills groom and three of his friends by poisoning meal

Kenya: A mother's death costs the family dear

Famine Is a Feminist Issue: To feed the world, start by teaching girls to read.


April 10, 2014

Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9

Six-year-old Afghan girl saved from marriage to cover father's debt

Sex education stumbles in Mississippi

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says


April 9, 2014

Philippine Supreme Court rules that family planning law is constitutional, can be implemented

Philippine court upholds contraceptive law as constitutional

Philippine top court approves controversial birth control law

Social pressures force Tunisia women to fake virginity

India's missing girls: fears grow over rising levels of foeticide


April 4, 2014

Old Forecast of Famine May Yet Come True

Texas abortion law faces new legal challenge


April 3, 2014

Don't Reward or Punish Childbirth

Antiabortion company Hobby Lobby reportedly invests retirement funds in abortion drugs

Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

Abortion Providers in Texas Sue Over a Restrictive Rule That Could Close Clinics


March 21-30, 2014

Justices to hear 'Hobby Lobby' case on Obamacare birth control rule

Religious challenge to health care law hits high court

Megacities' explosive growth poses epic challenges

Ruling Could Have Reach Beyond Issue of Contraception

Supreme Court Hears Cases on Contraception Rule

Supreme Court divided as it hears argument on contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court struggles with companies' religious objections to law's birth control coverage

US appeals court rules Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood of federal family planning

Court majority harshly critical of Obamacare contraception mandate

Justices Seem Open to Religious Claims by Companies

Court Weighs Delay of Strict Limits to Drug-Induced Abortions in Arizona

Court Panel Upholds Texas Law on Abortion

Family planning groups in developing countries set for Bloomberg boost

Federal appeals court upholds tough Texas abortion restrictions that shuttered many clinics

Concern about overpopulation is a red herring; consumption's the problem

Nonprofit group hopes education can reduce Latina teen pregnancy rate

Panel's Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come


March 19, 2014

TV Lowers Birthrate (Seriously)

Bill Maher says you aren't an environmentalist unless you care about overpopulation

Spain's Step Back on Abortion Is Catching Flak


March 18, 2014

Chinese city suspends baby hatch after it is overwhelmed by unwanted children


March 17, 2014

Family planning program in Senegal drawn into conflict with religious leaders

Teen Pregnancy Rising in Zimbabwe


March 13, 2014

U.S. top court case highlights unsettled science in contraception

Group of Catholic employers file lawsuit in Oklahoma challenging federal health care law

Syria War Shatters Maternal Care, Mothers' Health

Pakistan clerics declare ban on child marriage un-Islamic


March 11, 2014

African demography: The dividend is delayed

Does no-cost contraception promote promiscuity? No, says study

West Virginia's legislature passes a 20-week abortion ban

Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic law in Iraq


March 7, 2014

Abortion Law Pushes Texas Clinics to Close Doors

Malawi: From child bride to sex worker

Nation's First Birthing Center/Abortion Clinic Opens in Buffalo. This Is Huge.

To Change India's Preference for Sons, Start With the Women


March 6, 2014

China may opt for 'two children' policy in future, says senior official

Tests to start on ring to prevent pregnancy and HIV

2 More Texas Clinics Closing Amid New Abortion Law


March 3, 2014

Cheaper, generic versions of emergency contraception to be sold to buyers of all ages

FDA To Increase Access To Generic Morning-After Pills

Malawi's child brides: Married at 15

Health care law's results breed hope among doctors for birth control access


February 28, 2014

Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'


February 27, 2014

Texas' Family Planning Cuts Are A Human Rights 'Disaster'

Bolivia eases strict abortion law


February 26, 2014

Many in China Can Now Have a Second Child, but Say No

Pope Francis faces church divided over doctrine, global poll of Catholics finds

U.S. Appeals Court to hear arguments over Mississippi abortion law


February 25, 2014

Drought beginning to change how people think about growth in the Sacramento region

Colorado nuns file challenge on birth control


February 24, 2014

Indonesia to revive national family planning programme


February 18, 2014

Educating young men could expand 'morning after pill' use

Egyptian population explosion worsens social unrest


February 14, 2014

Why We Should be Worried About the Rapid Growth in Global Households


February 11, 2014

It Takes a Generation

Family Planning Squeezed In California By Health Law

Global Poll Finds Most Catholics Actually Support Birth Control And Abortion Rights

White House delays health insurance mandate for medium-sized employers until 2016


February 10, 2014

Population Patterns and Vulnerability to Climate Hazards


February 7, 2014

A fertile future?

Battles Over Abortion Flare in 2014


February 6, 2014

The Stories We Tell

Wash. House passes abortion insurance bill


February 4, 2014

State abortion rates were dropping even before the recent surge in restrictions

Abortion rates lowest in 40 years 


February 3, 2014

Abortions Declining in U.S., Study Finds

Abortion rate at lowest point since 1973

Seeing ultrasound rarely changes abortion plans: study


January 31, 2014

Indonesia to face opportunity, risk as population grows by a third

As World Ages, Immigration Seen as Big Boost to US

Access To Toilets And Books Improves Life For Kids Across The Globe


January 30, 2014

Planned Parenthood suing over Alaska abortion reg

New Baby Boom? How Global Birthrates Could Bounce Back

January 29, 2014

Indonesia Population Approaching U.S. Revives Birth Control


January 28, 2014

Editorial: Contraception Before the Court

New Arizona Rules Would Limits Abortion Drug Use

White House threatens veto of House abortion bill


January 27, 2014

In Nuns' Suit, Justices Block Key Mandate in Health Law

Supreme Court says nuns are exempt for now from Obamacare contraceptives rule

Editorial: A Formula for Repelling Women Voters

France Confirms Abortion Right as Spain Pulls Back


January 24, 2014

A Loophole for Rapists Is Eliminated in Morocco

Oklahoma County judge throws out state's morning-after pill law

Ethiopia's model families hailed as agents of social transformation


January 23, 2014

More Is Not Merrier

Ethiopian former child bride tells harrowing story


January 22, 2014

WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria

State orders Ohio abortion clinic to close


January 21, 2014

Industry, non-profit groups divided over how to increase food production

Seasonal Migration Frustrates Ethiopia's Family Planning

Proposed Abortion Restrictions in Spain Face Backlash

French parliament begins debate on controversial abortion bill

Mauritania Must Ban Deadly Force Feeding of Child Brides

Malawians take steps to end sexual initiation of girls


January 17, 2014

Thai teen pregnancy on the rise as sex education misses the young

Supreme Court skeptical of buffer zones at abortion clinics

Keep your distance: Supreme Court takes up protesters outside abortion clinics

Justices question Mass. abortion clinic buffer zones


January 16, 2014

Editorial: Spain's Alarming Abortion Debate

Turkey rights group sounds alarm over child brides

How Brave Girls Helped Crack a Taboo

Justices Appear Divided On Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

Supreme Court justices question size of buffer zones around Mass. abortion clinics

Justices Seem Split on Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones, but Crucial Voice Is Silent

The Stealth War on Abortion

Abortion Restrictions Shutter Clinics, Hurt Poor, Groups Say


January 15, 2014

Supreme Court to hear appeal over abortion clinic buffer zones

Abortion Rights Group Gives U.S. a 'D'

Abortion clinic buffer zones go before the Supreme Court


January 14, 2014

Is '16 And Pregnant' An Effective Form Of Birth Control?

Editorial: Abortion Rights: A Good Ruling Stands

Editorial: Abortion Rights: Uphold Buffer Zones

U.S. top court will not hear Arizona abortion law appeal

Abortion rights: Supreme Court leaves rejection of Arizona law in place

Supreme Court Won't Hear Arizona Appeal on Abortion Ban

Court won't revive Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

High court to consider buffer zones at abortion clinics

French birth rate falls below two children per woman


January 13, 2014

MTV's '16 and Pregnant,' Derided by Some, May Resonate as a Cautionary Tale

Where Free Speech Collides With Abortion Rights

In This Rape Case, the Victim Was 4

Japan's ageing population could actually be good news


January 10, 2014

Forced Abortions Highlight Abuses in China Policy

3 Notre Dame students weigh in on school's lawsuit against health care law

High court case: abortion clinic protest-free zone


January 9, 2014

Climate change and population growth will cause an 80% rise in droughts by 2100, claim scientists

Editorial: Abortion Restrictions in Texas and Beyond

Alaska governor narrows Medicaid abortion reimbursement criteria


January 7, 2014

Critics question desirability of relentless economic growth

Texas Seeks to Revive Abortion Law as Clinics Cut Service

Federal Appeals Court Reviews Texas Abortion Law

Appeals court taking up Texas law that's shuttered abortion clinics

U.S. court hears appeal to ease parts of Texas abortion law

Iran Tries to Reverse a Slumping Birth Rate

Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times


January 6, 2014

Justices Are Asked to Reject Nuns' Challenge to Health Law

Adminstration says Colo. nuns do not need injunction against health law provision

U.S. asks court to preserve Obamacare contraception mandate

Legal fight over emergency contraceptives drags on

Texas Anti-Abortion Law Forces Women To Make Tough Choices

Access to Abortion Falling as States Pass Restrictions


January 3, 2014

Obama Administration Urges Court to Reject Nuns' Health Law Challenge


January 2, 2014

U.S. Population Grows At Slowest Rate Since The Great Depression

U.S. Population Grows ... But At A Snail's Pace

US population growing at slowest rate since 1930s, census data shows

Doctors And Teens Both Avoid Talking About Sex And Sexuality

Justice Blocks Contraception Mandate on Insurance in Suit by Nuns

Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

Supreme Court temporarily allows religious groups not to cover birth control

Health Law Challenge Opens Up New Front

Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia


December 30, 2013

Iran's billboard guide to family planning teaches 'the more, the merrier'

China eases one-child policy, ends re-education through labor camps

A Tutorial on Humanity's Path to and Beyond 7 Billion

Abortion Rights Groups Say It's Time To Stop Playing Defense

U.S. Population Up Just 0.7%, Census Finds


December 27, 2013

Editorial: Mistaken Ruling on Contraception

Okla. judge grants injunction in health care suit

Judge: Pa. school can exclude some birth control

Japan's Diaper Shift and Global Population Trends

Unprepared: The World Braces For Retirement Crisis

China to triple compensation for parents losing only child

Facing labor shortage, China raising retirement age


December 24, 2013

Japan's Diaper Shift and Global Population Trends

MD: Catonsville nuns suing over federal contraceptive requirement


December 23, 2013

Dramatic decline in industrial agriculture could herald 'peak food'

Spain gov't approves new restrictive abortion law

Delivering on election promise, Spain's Rajoy proposes major abortion limitations


December 19, 2013

Are Catholic hospitals bad for women's health? ACLU says yes.

U.S. judge rules faith groups exempt from contraception mandate


December 18, 2013

Government to Offer Free Fertility Treatments to Create Parsi Baby Boom

In Cameroon, women "iron" daughters' breasts to ward off men


December 17, 2013

New York Archdiocese Wins Ruling on Contraception

Population, climate pressures imperil Solomon Islands' food security

Conflict zones reshape contours of child marriage

Parched Jordan faces water crisis as Syrian refugees flood in


December 13, 2013

Claims Drop Under State-Run Women's Health Program in Texas


December 11, 2013

Effort to Help Filipino Women Falters, U.N. Says

How to deal with overwhelming population growth? Ask USA TODAY

In Nigeria, a woman faces a difficult choice

Abortions in Nigeria are legally restricted, unsafe – and common


December 10, 2013

More married women are not having children, U.S. study finds

Supreme Court birth control ruling could ripple widely


December 6, 2013

U.S. pregnancy rates slide, near record lows


December 4, 2013

Mice research brings male contraceptive pill closer

Supreme Court won't hear broader legal challenge to Obamacare

Michigan woman sues U.S. Catholic bishops over miscarriage treatment

Editorial: Abortion clinics, not battle zones


December 2, 2013

India's dangerous 'food bubble'

Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage

Red list 2013: threatened species across the regions of the world

In Areas Where Children Die Young, Family Planning Is a Hard Sell

Abortion Cases in Court Helped Tilt Democrats Against the Filibuster


November 27, 2013

New Birth Control Label Counters Lawsuit Claim

Supreme Court to review contraceptive coverage mandate in health-care law

Justices to Hear Contraception Cases Challenging Health Law

Supreme Court to take up Obamacare contraception case

Federal judge blocks Indiana chemical abortion law

Turning Points 2014: Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?


November 26, 2013

Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

Supreme Court weighs new health law dispute


November 25, 2013

Kenya: Mothers in Slums Embrace Family Planning

Court Confronts Religious Rights of Corporations

Unsafe abortions: Haiti's abortion crisis

Women in Haiti embracing birth control despite taboos

Easily accessible pill in Haiti allows women to self-induce abortion


November 22, 2013

Condom Contest Produces 812 Ideas for Improvement

Reinventing The Condom With Easy-On Tabs And Beef Tendon

Uganda Women Unable to Get Contraception, Dying From Unsafe Abortions

World's poorest countries must create more jobs or risk unrest, warns UN


November 21, 2013

Editorial: Texas Women and Abortion Rights

Abortion Fight Spreads to Cities as Albuquerque Shuns Limit

Anti-Abortion Forces Reassess Their Tactics After Ballot Defeat in Albuquerque


November 20, 2013

'Economics Of Birth Control' Infographic Is The Most Important Thing You'll See Today

Albuquerque Voters Defeat Anti-Abortion Measure

Justices Reject Bid to Block Texas Law on Abortions

Texas Abortion Restrictions Allowed by U.S. Supreme Court


November 19, 2013

Sudan worst in Africa with legal marriage at age 10

Vote Lands Albuquerque at Center of Abortion Battle

New Mexico city to vote on late-term abortion ban thought to be first of its kind in US

Why It Takes Teens Equipped With Condoms to Encourage Family Planning in Africa


November 18, 2013

Hurdles Seen for Change to China's One-Child Rule

In reform package, China relaxes one-child policy, abolishes prison labor camps

China to Ease Longtime Policy of 1-Child Limit

China's rules for when families can and can't have more than one child

Offer women IUDs, hormone shots after abortions: study

Albuquerque becomes latest abortion battlefield

The new frontier of the abortion wars

Iowa: Planned Parenthood announces closure of 4 clinics

Despite child marriages, change is underway in Yemen


November 16, 2013

China eases its one-child policy

China says not looking at broad one-child policy relaxation

Is Overpopulation Really the Problem?


November 15, 2013

Long-term contraception effective but not popular, study suggests

Texas Claims Abortion Law Harms No One

China to ease one-child policy


November 12-13, 2013

Teenage pregnancies and contraception access under spotlight at global summit

Trouble for the Contraception Mandate

From the Philippines to Haiti, Disaster Recovery is a Way of Life

Kenya: Women's Access to Life-Saving Contraception Increases in Kenya

California questions corporations' religious rights

U.S. justices decline to hear second Oklahoma abortion case


November 11, 2013

Using Humor to Talk About Birth Control

What's the matter with motherhood?

Senate not scheduled to take up abortion bills

State cutting Medicaid family planning help


November 8, 2013

Editorial: Religion, Contraception and Bosses' Rights

Future uncertain for Ohio abortion clinics

Why the Abortion Pill Didn't Change Everything

More than 1 in 5 German women remaining childless despite heavy government subsidies


November 6, 2013

High court's refusal to hear Oklahoma appeal is blow to abortion foes

High Court Could Soon Take up New Abortion Case

Telemed abortion system may continue for now, judge rules

Judge grants Planned Parenthood request to suspend ban on Iowa abortion pill system


November 5, 2013

A Closer Look at Climate Panel's Findings on Global Warming Impacts

Justices Decline an Appeal on Abortion

Planned Parenthood Takes Texas Abortion Fight to Supremes

Supreme Court lets stand Oklahoma court ruling against part of new abortion law


November 4, 2013

Court Rules Contraception Mandate Infringes on Religious Freedom

Appeals court strikes down Obamacare birth control mandate

Texas Clinics Stop Abortions After Court Ruling

Abortion Providers Ask SCOTUS to Reinstate Injunction

Texas abortion ruling: Abortions instantly curbed in Texas as nation takes stock

Analysis: Texas abortion case could impact Mo.

Justices won't hear Okla. appeal on medical abortions


November 1, 2013

Federal court reinstates key part of Texas abortion law

In Reversal, Court Allows Texas Law on Abortion

Texas Wins Emergency Delay, Can Enforce Abortion Limits

In brief to Supreme Court, DeWine backs abortion limit


October 31, 2013

A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths

UN: 7.3 Million Teen Births in Developing World

U.N. report: Too many girls too young to give birth

How the world's populations are changing, in one map

Stage set for Supreme Court to rule on abortion-inducing drugs


October 30, 2013

World must focus on younger girls to eradicate teen pregnancy

Editorial: A Mixed Decision on the Texas Abortion Law

Texas attorney general asks court to reinstate abortion measure

No immediate decision on Texas abortion law appeal

Texas Seeks Emergency Stay to Implement Abortion Limits

Fight over Texas abortion law continues

Abortion restrictions in Oklahoma ready for Supreme Court review

Oklahoma Court: Unconstitutional Law Effectively Bans All Drug-Induced Abortions

State Court Deems Law Wide Attack on Abortion


October 29, 2013

Brazil's Restrictions On Abortion May Get More Restrictive

Texas Abortion Law Hospital Privilege Requirement Blocked

Texas judge rules against portions of abortion law

Judge in Texas Partly Rejects Abortion Law

After judge's ruling to throw out new law, Texas abortion clinics set to resume appointments


October 28, 2013

Public Vasectomy With Band-Aid Promotes Family Planning

Battle over video abortion heads to court next week


October 25, 2013

29 states want the Supreme Court weighing in on another Obamacare mandate


October 22, 2013

Hobby Lobby Asks Supreme Court to Take up Case

Court Battle Begins Over New Abortion Regulations


October 14, 2013

Books: Head Count: Fertilizer, fertility, and the clashes over population growth.

David Attenborough wrong to worry about global population increase, says Professor Robert Winston

Yemen child brides the victims of poverty, tradition

Fate of Va. abortion clinics in limbo ahead of new rules


October 11, 2013

Earth Control: 'Countdown,' by Alan Weisman


October 10, 2013

The Long-Term, Extremely Positive Effects Of Birth Control In America

California Expands Availability of Abortions

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to increase access to abortions

With New Abortion Restrictions, Ohio Walks a Narrow Legal Line


October 8, 2013

A Partnership Built on Fostering Change

Rule to halt remote abortion pill dispensing in Iowa moves ahead after rules committee vote

Rule to Bar Iowa Abortion Pill System Moves Ahead


October 7, 2013

It's Time To Rediscover The IUD, Women's Health Advocates Say

Abortion Vote Exposes Rift at Catholic University

Alan Weisman asks: Can we voluntarily reduce world population growth?

Telemedicine: Medical board's unprecedented micromanaging

Africa's Growth Story Brightens

Majority of pregnancies in N.C. are unplanned

In new term, Supreme Court may steer to right on key social issues

Federal court sets first date for abortion lawsuit

October 4, 2013

Colo. company gets contraceptives mandate reprieve

Study: 22,286 Texas women could be denied abortions

Abortion Rights Lawsuit Filed Against State of Texas


October 3, 2013

Need Birth Control Advice, Fast? Text Planned Parenthood

Lessons From a Famous Bet


October 2, 2013

The Great Growth Disconnect: Population Growth Does Not Equal Economic Growth

TV as Birth Control

Group sues to flip Iowa telemed abortion ban

Rick Perry: Wife used 'wrong word' in abortion talk


October 1, 2013

Uganda: How Radio Changed Family Planning in West Nile

Rick Perry's wife calls abortion a 'woman's right'

Group wants to block ban on abortion pill system

Contraceptive gel may aid women in developing countries

One in eight people around the world go hungry, says U.N. report

Current Population:


Population Connection magazine

Check out the latest issue of our quarterly magazine—the only one of its kind, dedicated to the population issues you care about! March_2014.jpg

New 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating!

We have been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating—4 stars! Click above to see why we are a trusted non-profit.