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Reproductive Health Nightmare for Venezuelan Women

A shocking front page story in the February 21, 2021 edition of The New York Times, “Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives” documents the devastating situation facing women in Venezuela. According to that report, “Millions of women are no longer able to find or afford birth control, pushing many into […]

A Scientist’s Silly Musings on the Serious Subject of Population Growth

Deep knowledge and professional acumen in one area does not confer expertise in all subjects. The false alarm sounded about ostensible population decline in a recent Irish Times commentary entitled Reducing World Population May Be a Bad Idea by Dr. William Reville, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at Ireland’s University College Cork, is an excruciating case […]

Global Gag Rule Gone for Now; Congress Must End It for Good

Like literally millions (and probably billions) of people around the world, I breathed an enormous sigh of relief at the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The perpetual nightmare that was Donald Trump’s administration is over—and may we never see its like again. But much of the harm wrought by his malevolent […]

21 Reasons We Need Population Stabilization in 2021

2020—the most abysmal year in recent memory—has finally come to an end. Now that we’re onto a new year with a new presidential administration, a new Congress, and a new COVID-19 vaccine, we can set our sights on brighter days (although this week’s sedition attempt was certainly a rough start to what was meant to […]

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Commemorated every year since August 9, 1995, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrates the 476 million Indigenous people living across 90 countries. The people of these 5,000 unique cultures make up less than 5% of the world’s population, but they account for 15% of the world’s poorest people on earth. (UN) COVID-19 is […]

Population Is a Hidden Factor in the News

A recent University of Washington study indicated that world population may peak sooner than most forecasts project, and at a lower level. Of course, all projections are suspect, including this one. The report triggered the usual round of comments from some quarters that population growth is an issue of the past. What rubbish! To understand […]

On World Population Day, One Incredible Organization Working Toward Access to Family Planning for All: WINGS Guatemala

As part of Population Connection’s Summer Speaker Series, on July 9th we were delighted to be joined by two members of WINGS Guatemala’s Executive Team, Drs. Rodrigo Barillas (Executive Director) and Michelle Dubon (Medical Director), to discuss their organization’s vital work, along with the ways it has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women’s International […]

Supreme Court Expands Employers Who Can Refuse to Cover Contraception in Health Plans

Earlier this week, we found out that employers’ religious beliefs are more important to the highest court in the country than individuals’ ability to manage their own reproductive health and lives. The Supreme Court decided, 7­–2, in favor of allowing bosses and universities to omit contraception from their employee and student health insurance plans based […]

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