birth control

New Male Contraceptive: a Long Time Coming

While dozens of developed countries around the world have already achieved “zero population growth” (ZPG), global population growth as a whole, far from slowing down, has actually been accelerating in recent years, as I noted in a 2016 CAPS blog post.

New California Birth Control Prescription Law to Take Effect in April

California Legislature passes bill to help stabilize population.

Today is World Vasectomy Day!

Snip to Save the Earth

As a proud recipient of a vasectomy in 1997, a year after the birth of my second child, I am pleased to see that World Vasectomy Day (WVD) is now in its fourth year, scheduled for today, Friday, November 13.

Overpopulation: A Silent Majority Is Concerned

While Gov. Jerry Brown finally acknowledged that population growth might be a problem, generally, overpopulation is not an issue much discussed by our elected leaders or media these days. This is rather unbelievable, given the already staggering world population – now at 7.3 billion – may soar to 10.9 billion by the end of the century.

Birth Control Pill Founder Carl Djerassi Understood Politics Would Take Greater Role in Family Planning than Science

A CAPS Advisory Board member, chemist and professor widely credited as the father of the birth control pill, or “the Pill,” Carl Djerassi, died January 30 at age 91.

Immigration’s Final Predicament – Endless Additions Create Endless Shortages

Dr. Otis Graham in his book, “Unguarded Gates,” said, “Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all – ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet.”

Former NYC Schools Chancellor Hits on Solution to School Overcrowding: Birth Control!

As a 25-year veteran teacher in California’s overcrowded schools, I’ve seen my share of Band-Aid solutions to one of public education’s most pressing problems. Among the makeshift fixes are gymnasiums and cafeterias converted into temporary classrooms that soon become permanent, and multi-track calendars that often result in siblings attending school during different times of the year.

World Vasectomy Day and its Role in Raising Awareness

During the 1980s, I was on the Planned Parenthood, Mar Monte, Board of Directors. Through its 36 health centers and 11 community locations, Mar Monte provides medical services and education programs to 29 Central California and Northern Nevada counties.

A Plan to Save $6 Billion

Globally, 222 million women have an unmet need for contraception. As a result, an estimated 80 million unintended pregnancies will occur in the developing world this year alone. Insufficient access to contraception is an American problem too – the U.S. has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies among industrialized countries.

The United Nation's annual population report issued earlier this month stated  that wider contraceptive use could save the world $5.7 billion.

Super Tuesday Results Are In! Nothing Is Settled

Super Tuesday’s primary results proved only that the Republican race will go on. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won six states, his major challenger Rick Santorum, three and Newt Gingrich carried Georgia, his home state. Romney’s narrow victory margin in Ohio and what critics perceive as an unimpressive Virginia win over Ron Paul when the ballot only had their two names assures that, as of today, the ultimate outcome remains up in the air.