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February 27, 2015

The Future of Male Birth Control

U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against H.I.V.

The Human Costs Of Chris Christie’s Attack On Planned Parenthood

CNN’s Bill Weir Explores the World’s Threatened Wonders


February 26, 2015

A Thirsty, Violent World

Use of long-acting birth control rises fivefold in a decade: CDC

West Virginia lawmakers pass 20-week abortion ban

UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration


February 24, 2015

Report: Women embrace more effective birth control

Teen pregnancies in Baltimore drop by a third


February 11, 2015

IUDs can be practical for teenagers, but pediatricians may lack training in their use

Guess How Much Of Uncle Sam's Money Goes To Foreign Aid? Guess Again!


February 9, 2015

Easing of China’s one-child policy has not produced a baby-boom

New Mexico Bills Seek Late-Term Abortion Ban, Parent Notice

Child, Bride, Mother


February 6, 2015

Contraceptive Coverage for Women in the Military

Lawmakers Propose Free Birth Control for Female Troops

Remembering Carl Djerassi: Playwright, Chemist, Birth Control Pioneer


February 2, 2015

Carl Djerassi, 91, a Creator of the Birth Control Pill, Dies

"Father of birth control pill" dies

This Chart Shows That Americans Are Way Out of Step With Scientists on Pretty Much Everything

Northern Ireland high court hears abortion challenge

Pope Dodges Birth Control Issue in Philippines


January 30, 2015

The economics of optimism

Beijing seeks to contain its population, and with it, problems

Rabbits and Rebels

Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights

Tim Ryan: Why I changed my thinking on abortion

States that are more opposed to abortion rights have fewer abortions — but not fewer unintended pregnancies


January 28, 2015

Overpopulation: The Environmental Movement's Third Rail

New website promotes over-the-counter birth control pills

Sir David Attenborough interview: The one question about life that still baffles him


January 26, 2015

Editorial: Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming

Be Fruitful, Not Bananas: Pope Francis, Birth Control and American Catholics

How Birth Control Has Changed Over the Centuries

Climate and population are linked — but maybe not the way you thought


January 23, 2015

Religious right’s pope problem: Why Rick Santorum & co. are so desperately confused

Pope rows back from 'rabbits' comments, praises large families

Feeling Gloomy? Maybe Things On Earth Aren't As Bad As You Think


January 20, 2015

Pope Strongly Condemns Birth Control

Pope says birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits'

Fight Over Abortion Shapes Up in Congress

Editorial: A Perilous Year for Abortion Rights

Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine 'planetary boundaries', scientists warn


January 15, 2015

Danes agree to keep public services open by making babies

The return of the IUD as a safe, efficient means of contraception

Appeals Court Hears Arkansas, North Dakota Abortion Cases


January 13, 2015

Turkey Unveils Plan for More Babies

Condoms and contraceptive pills reach rural Laos


January 12, 2015

GOP Congress Threatens Overseas Family Planning


January 9, 2015

To Get a Texas Abortion, Go to New Mexico

Family planning: Enforcing with a smile

Let's talk about sex


January 8, 2015

Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says

U.S. Court Weighs Texas Law's Burden On Women Seeking Abortions

Texas Abortion Clinic Rules Tested in Appeals Court


January 7, 2015

Video: Human population by the billions

Chart: London’s population is finally about to return to its 1939 peak


January 6, 2015

In Toulouse, French Family Planning Can't Keep Up

January 2, 2015

A Haven In A Land Of Unsafe Abortions

Japan's Population Declined In 2014 As Births Fell To A New Low

To Rescue Economy, Japan Turns to Supermom


December 31, 2014

Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

In Kenya, Family Planning is an Economic Safeguard

Abortion politics: Baby talk


December 30, 2014

Family Planning In Senegal: Which Imam Do You Listen To?

Utah's Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Ever Recorded

Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

Census puts U.S. population at 320.09 million, up 0.7 percent from year-ago


December 29, 2014

The Unexpected Home of Unintended Pregnancy

Editorial: Foreign Aid and Abortion Rights

Editorial: An intrusive NC abortion measure is rightly struck down

In Senegal, Imam Support Key to Success in Family Planning Policy

California’s population slows, ages


December 23, 2014

Erdogan Says Turkey’s Supporters of Contraception Are Traitors

Laos: condoms, teenage pregnancies and sex talk on youth agenda

Is Male Birth Control Around the Corner?


December 22, 2014

Stop freaking out about having babies in your 30s. Your great-grandma did it, too.

A Basic Guide to the Countless Birth Control Options Out There

Return of the Rhythm Method

Mozambique decriminalises abortion to stem maternal death rate

Studies Show Voters Can Be Swayed on Gay Marriage, Abortion

Mobile Tech Drives Faster Data Collection for Family Planning Indicators With PMA2020


December 19, 2014

Delivering "The Pill" Wasn't Easy

The Devastating Consequences Of Chipping Away At Family Planning Programs


December 18, 2014

Fixing the Crowded Earth

Spending measure allows abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers


December 17, 2014

China urged to drop one-child policy. But will young couples opt for two?

December 16, 2014

Top court rejects Arizona appeal over abortion drug law

Supreme Court declines to hear Arizona abortion case


December 15, 2014

Slower Population Growth Could Significantly Reduce Carbon Emissions, Paper Finds

This Magnificent GIF Illustrates How The US Population Will Grow And Evolve Through 2060

Nations must keep expanding conservation efforts to avoid a biodiversity crisis


December 12, 2014

Post-recession population growth slows, estimates show

More women are using the most effective form of birth control

Ruling leads more firms to end birth control coverage


December 10, 2014

Abortion Complication Rates Are ‘Lower Than That For Wisdom Tooth Extraction’, Study Says

December 8, 2014

On the Abortion Activist Beat

America's Getting Less White, and That Will Save It

Peak soil: industrial civilisation is on the verge of eating itself

Scarecrows outnumber people in dying Japan town as country grapples with population decline


December 5, 2014

Editorial: Science must maintain its freedom in the classroom

U.S. Birthrate Declines for Sixth Consecutive Year; Economy Could Be Factor

Minnesota manufacturer wins exemption from birth control mandate

Va. Board of Health backs move to amend abortion clinic rules

Indiana Abortion Clinic Law Ruled Unconstitutional


December 4, 2014

Spending $25 a woman annually on healthcare could save millions of lives

How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

Indonesia delivers effective birth control pill for men

Va. health board to vote on advancing review of abortion clinic rules

Judge rules Indiana abortion clinic law is unconstitutional


December 1, 2014

School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

In Arizona, a Textbook Fuels a Broader Dispute Over Sex Education

Arguing Abortion

Risk from extreme weather set to rise


November 25, 2014

7 charts that explain the undocumented immigrant population

The undocumented immigrant population explained, in 7 maps


November 20, 2014

The Ins and Outs of IUDs

Editorial: India’s Lethal Birth Control

Why Nevada Students Should Continue to Fight for Comprehensive Sex Ed

Making the Most of Puberty on the Scale of a Planet


November 19, 2014

The end of the population pyramid

The world reshaped: The end of the population pyramid


November 18, 2014

Global Number of Youths Is Highest Ever, U.N. Reports

Why Sterilization Is The Most Popular Form Of Family Planning


November 17, 2014

Rat poison chemical found in pills linked to India sterilization deaths

The one dollar contraceptive set to make family planning easier

Birth Control Challenge Rejected

Appeals court upholds birth control mandate

U.S. court rejects religious objection to Obamacare contraception deal


November 13, 2014

Politicians, Teens and Birth Control

Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations

Pfizer and Aid Groups Team Up on Depo-Provera Contraceptive for Developing World

United States and China Announce Landmark Climate Change Deal on Carbon Emissions

Readers respond: can you be an environmentalist and still have kids?

Are our low birthrates and aging population threatening the economy?


November 12, 2014

The Pill’s Difficult Birth

How AIDS Changed the History of Sex Education


November 6, 2014

Drought, Population Growth Led to Decline of Neo-Assyrian Empire

November 5, 2014

State Anti-Abortion Measures Meet Mixed Fates

Oklahoma high court blocks abortion curbs


October 31, 2014

Birth Control Could Help the Environment, but Not Quickly

Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

October 30, 2014

In Tenn., a fierce, expensive battle over abortion

Pennsylvania May Drop Birth Control Coverage For Thousands Of Low-Income Women


October 29, 2014

What New York City Can Learn From Its Relationship With The Sea

North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Law Restricting Medication Abortion

UN urges salt-damage solution to reduce threat to crops


October 24, 2014

Just Me and My 9.2 Billion Friends

October 22, 2014

‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel

October 21, 2014

The Long Road to a Safe and Legal Abortion

World population could hit 12 billion, but how will we feed them?


October 16, 2014

Supreme Court eases impact of Texas abortion law

Supreme Court Stops Parts Of Texas Abortion Law

Can the world produce enough food for 2 bln more people?

Editorial: The Supreme Court Acts for Texas Women


October 14, 2014

IUDs, implants generate new enthusiasm and some worries

New York women ditching other birth control methods for IUDs

Parents and Teens Aren’t Embarrassed by the Sex Talk Anymore

Editorial: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot

How family planning programs save taxpayers billions of dollars each year

Vatican document signals shift in views on homosexuality, divorce, birth control


October 10, 2014

China's water dilemma between farming and growing population

October 6, 2014

Teenage Girls Given Choice of Free Contraceptives Get Far Fewer Abortions

Court upholds Texas’s abortion law, closing 13 clinics


October 3, 2014

5th Circuit decision to close most of Texas abortion clinics

Appeals court lets Texas enforce law that restricts abortions

Appeals court sets back reproductive rights in Texas

Global biodiversity targets won't be met by 2020, scientists say

October 2, 2014

A Study Bolsters a Call to Use Long-Acting Contraceptives

Free Birth Control Cuts Teen Pregnancy, Abortions

On Reproductive Rights, Progress with Concerns

Mexican women pay high price for country’s rigid abortion laws

States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support For Women And Children's Health: Report

Abortion rights around the world – interactive


October 1, 2014

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Wendy Davis and why it matters that female politicians are talking about their abortions

Pediatricians’ Group Endorses The Birth Control That Hobby Lobby Won’t Cover


September 30, 2014

Reverends like us should never oppose access to abortion or sex ed

Study on reproductive rights and domestic violence: Being denied an abortion “tethered women to violent men”

Why an aging population may be good for innovation

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species


September 29, 2014

Teenage girls in southern Malawi reject ‘sexual cleansing’

What Drives Abortion: The Law or Income?

Pediatrics group says IUDs teens’ best birth control choice


September 22, 2014

Despite Declines, Child Mortality and Hunger Persist in Developing Nations, U.N. Reports

On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Editorial: Over-the-counter availability of ‘the pill’ wouldn’t be a panacea

September 17, 2014

The Disappearing “Undue Burden” Standard for Abortion Rights

Three State Measures That Could End Legal Abortion


September 15, 2014

Both Sides Cite Urgency in Court Appeal of a Texas Law on Abortion Clinics

In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides

A billion Africans under 18 by mid-century: More jobs, or more angry youth?

Birth control bait-and-switch [Editorial]

How Likely Is It That Birth Control Could Let You Down?

Editorial: Skepticism on birth control proposal

How the Catholic Church masterminded the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby debacle

Spanish government set to abandon plan to limit abortion access


September 12, 2014

A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Africa’s Dividing Farmlands A Threat To Food Security

The Nation's Biggest Abortion Battle Is Playing Out in Tennessee

September 9, 2014

Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017

Inside the secret war on abortion clinics that could shutter them across America

Women and children still dying by the millions


September 8, 2014

The Changing Face Of West Africa Has Fueled The Ebola Crisis

How Ethiopia solved its abortion problem

What reopening a Texas abortion clinic meant to one woman


September 4, 2014

Why the Earth is farting

Texas Abortion Clinic to Reopen After Ruling

Sexual health isn’t just about health – it’s about sex too

The 88 Percent: The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision threatens all contraception


September 2, 2014

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Texas Abortion Clinics Receive Last-Minute Reprieve

Federal judge strikes down key part of Texas abortion law as unconstitutional

US judge asks 2 sides in Louisiana abortion law controversy for interim agreement

11 Birth Control Facts That Will Surprise You

The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health

Why South Korea predicts its end will come in 2750

Sex education is a global dividing line between liberals and conservatives

The cost of birth control: what health insurance covers


August 29, 2014

Economic Abundance With Shrinking Population: Why Not?


August 28, 2014

The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion

Becoming Drought Tolerant


August 26, 2014

Redesigning Birth Control in the Developing World

California Bucks The National Trend, Protects Coverage For Birth Control And Abortion


August 25, 2014

Amid population explosion, birth control access roils the Philippines

Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections

To end population growth, spread the wealth

The rise of the megacity


August 22, 2014

What it’s like to be a teen parent: Readers’ stories

In the Battle Over Abortion, Ireland Struggles to Define Human Rights


August 21, 2014

Editorial: Quackery and Abortion Rights

Contraception, abstinence push U.S. teen birthrates to historic lows

"A Constant Battle" What its like to work in Mississippi's only abortion clinic


August 20, 2014

The best way to help teen moms: treating pregnancy as more than a medical event

The simple policy that led America’s biggest drop in teen birth rates


August 19, 2014

Maternal mortality? It’s just poor African and Asian women dying

August 18, 2014

Analysis: Teen births down in Miss., other states

Most Dangerous Day of Life Is Birth as Million Babies Die

New data: How the attack on contraceptive services targets the poor

New rule: Dummies who don’t support birth control can’t say they support birth control


August 15, 2014

Birth control in Niger Population explosion

UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100

The Weakest Link of HIV Prevention in Africa – Contraception


August 14, 2014

Are abortion rights equal to gun rights? Yes, says a federal judge

Mississippi: State Asks Full Court to Reconsider Abortion Ruling

MTV Public Policy: How 16 and Pregnant Reduced Teen Motherhood


August 13, 2014

How Colorado’s teen birthrate dropped 40% in four years

Colorado's Teen Birth Rate Dropped 40%, And It's Probably Because Of Just One Thing

Texas abortion law could send women across borders


August 12, 2014

How Colorado’s teen birthrate dropped 40% in four years

Iran: Permanent Contraception Through Surgery Is Outlawed

Iran Bans Some Forms Of Birth Control To Encourage Women To Have More Babies


August 11, 2014

McFadden says oral contraception should be available without prescription

Admitting-privileges laws have created high hurdle for abortion providers to clear

A New Test for Texas’ Abortion Restrictions


August 6, 2014

Reducing Carbon by Curbing Population

August 5, 2014

Abortion Providers in Texas Press Judge to Block Portions of New Law

Alabama abortion clinic law unconstitutional, judge rules

Fertility Push Viewed as Unsexy by Young Iranians


August 4, 2014

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker

Texas: Legal Challenge to Abortion Regulations Goes to Court


July 31, 2014

Gov. Patrick Signs Mass. Abortion Buffer Zone Bill

Testing boundaries of abortion clinic buffer zones

New York’s Abortion Protest Law Is Praised by Justices, but Few Others

Poll: More Italians support abortion rights than cosmetic surgery

How the right contraceptive can change a woman's life


July 30, 2014

Mass. legislature approves abortion clinic protest bill

Judges Block Abortion Curb in Mississippi


July 29, 2014

Texas’s war on abortion is shuttering clinics throughout the Lone Star State


July 28, 2014

In Ethiopia, family planning increasingly an article of faith (+video)

July 24, 2014

States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid

Quarter of world population 'either near or living in poverty' – UN


July 22, 2014

What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for America

July 21, 2014

Eden Foods' Hobby Lobby-esque Birth Control Fight Sparks Boycott

Texas: State Weighs Restructuring Health Plans for Women


July 18, 2014

Improved food systems could feed 3 billion more people - study

Mass. moves on abortion clinic bill: How is it different from buffer zone law? (+video)

State Senate passes abortion clinic buffer zone bill


July 15, 2014

Birth-control programs for teens gain traction in Colorado, nationally

New Contraceptive Shot Being Released in Africa

July 14, 2014

A Two-Page Form Spawns a Contraceptive Showdown

Anybody home? Exodus from Niue, other Pacific islands raises prospect of vanishing cultures

Is TV afraid of abortion? For NBC, the answer is complicated.


July 11, 2014

U.N. Finds Most People Now Live in Cities

Hobby Lobby 101: explaining the Supreme Court's birth control ruling

Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control

Reproductive Rights to Take Centre Stage at U.N. Special Session

World Population Day: Curbing explosive growth through family planning


July 10, 2014

Global Poverty Levels Halved But More Africans In Extreme Poverty Than In 1990

“Would You Like to Become Pregnant in the Next Year?” 1.9k 226 242 A simple, routine question can improve health care.

Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia

World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050


July 9, 2014

Abortion buffer zone laws begin falling after Supreme Court ruling

Editorial: Hobby Lobby’s Disturbing Sequel


July 7, 2014

Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices

Obama Weighs Steps to Cover Contraception

Supreme Court OKs another religious birth control exemption

Supreme Court limits birth control on religious grounds. What's next?

Texas Isn’t Keeping Up With National Drop in Teenage Births

The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable


July 1, 2014

Hobby Lobby Made Fight a Matter of Christian Principle

More Cases on Religion Await, With Eye on Opinion by Alito

U.S. birth control ruling fuels battle over corporate rights

Water, Rivers and Runoff Challenge Ethiopia’s Expanding Capital


June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations

Supreme Court upholds Hobby Lobby on birth control


June 27, 2014

Unrelenting population growth driving global warming, mass extinction

Most Catholics reject teachings on birth control, sex, says Vatican

Court Rejects Zone to Buffer Abortion Clinic

After Buffer Zone Ruling, Abortion Rivals Prepare to Square Off Anew


June 25, 2014

Iran lawmakers approve birth-control surgeries ban


June 22, 2014

So Similar, So Different: For These 2 Women, the Lottery of Birth Decides Opportunity

A guide to the Supreme Court’s upcoming birth control decision

Shorter time between pregnancies linked to earlier delivery


June 20, 2014

Ethiopia’s Condom Dilemma

At Beijing School, Some Parents Take a Sex Education Class

Do Chinese classrooms need to talk about sex?

A Darker View of the Age of Us – the Anthropocene


June 9, 2014

Urged to Multiply, Iranian Couples Are Dubious

Pope Francis Is Wrong About My Child-Free Life

June 6, 2014

Taking More Time Between Babies Reduces Risk Of Premature Birth

When Brides Were Often Teenagers

How Bangladesh's female health workers boosted family planning

China: When Parents Need Help with the Facts of Life

May 30, 2014

Demography: Quality time: Why shrinking populations may be no bad thing

House GOP Blocks Vote On Incest Exception To Anti-Abortion Legislation

Illinois Senate OKs birth control ballot measure

May 29, 2014

Iran's population drive worries women's rights, health advocates

Report: US births up for first time in 5 years

May 23, 2014

In latest U.S. Census figures, cities continue growing

Doctor: Detroit abortion stats 'like some Third World country'


May 22, 2014

With New Bill, Abortion Limits Spread in South

Parents before they are grown-up: child marriage in Malawi


May 19, 2014

Demography and the Bicycle Effect

Muslim clerics resist Pakistan's efforts to end child marriage

Court battles loom on abortion clinic restrictions

Texas abortion law creates obstacles for Valley women

Trial set on challenge to Alabama abortion law setting tougher standards for doctors


May 14, 2014

Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control

Texas's Culture Wars Have Created a Public Health Disaster for Women

Virginia's governor moves to protect access to abortion

Sexual violence soars in South Sudan


May 13, 2014

Teen pregnancy and abortion rates drop to new lows

Teaching Liberation to Pakistan's Girls

Indian Court Says Forced Marital Sex Is Not Rape

Federal Court to Consider Arizona Abortion Rules

North Dakota lawmakers urge appeal of abortion decision

Gov. McAuliffe calls for review of abortion clinic regulations in Virginia

NYPD ends policy of confiscating condoms in some prostitution cases


May 12, 2014

The Role of Education and Health Care in Fostering Sustainable Motherhood

More U.S. women waiting to have children

Real Goal of Abortion 'Limits': Bans

What's So Scary About Smart Girls?

Water in Brazil: Nor any drop to drink


May 8, 2014

This planet comes with limits

Displaced Afghan women risk "cheap" marriages, isolation and depression

"The person I think I ought to be": Meet the doctor fighting to save Mississippi's last abortion clinic


May 7, 2014

U.S. backslides in maternal deaths, bucking global trend

Peace Corps Rape Survivors Lobby Congress For Fair Abortion Coverage

Lawmakers Fight To Repeal The 'Unfair' Abortion Ban Imposed On Peace Corps Volunteers


May 6, 2014

Teen pregnancy and abortion rates drop to new lows

Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says


May 5, 2014

Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

Brazil's abortion nightmare: Why one desperate woman lied about rape

2014's Most Outrageous Attacks on Women's Health (So Far)

U.S. anti-abortion groups inspire movement in Europe


April 29, 2014

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs Kenya polygamy law

Echoes of Past May Not Carry as Court Weighs 2nd Abortion Law


April 28, 2014

Killing of Environmental Activists Rises Globally

Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open

Sweden Pushed Gender Equality to Boost Birth Rates

Chile to reconsider abortion ban

NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution

Reproductive Rights Have a Rocky Ride


April 26, 2014

Population and climate change: who will the grand convergence leave behind?


April 25, 2014

With new laws in Texas, self-induced abortion likely to rise

OKLAHOMA: House passes abortion bill with 'personhood' amendment

China: Plan to Sell Condoms in Schools Encounters Resistance


April 24, 2014

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill to Ban Abortion at Pregnancy Mid-Point


April 21, 2014

Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures

Understanding climate change impacts on wildfires

Cuba's condom shortage raises fears of imminent health crisis

More than one-quarter of morning-after pills in Peru don't work


April 18, 2014

Japan's demography: The incredible shrinking country

Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

India's Youth Challenge


April 17, 2014

Federal Judge Overturns North Dakota's 6-Week Abortion Ban

Judge overturns North Dakota law banning most abortions


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

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