contraception

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.

Bill that Would Reduce Unintended Pregnancies Passes California Senate

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended or unwanted.

Today is International Women’s Day

In Yvon Chouinard’s “Let my people go surfing / the education of a reluctant businessman,” the founder and owner of Patagonia, writes, “From the very beginning of our catalog, we have always tried to portray women as equal to men. When we showed women climbing, they were leading, not following.”

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.

New Projections Blow Past Previous Estimates of World Population Stabilization in This Century

As a writer working to educate about human overpopulation, it’s easy to get discouraged. Why? While there are success stories, the bad news often seems overwhelming.

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.

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