Population in Europe

The population of Europe is over 747 million people. Europe is the second-smallest continent by surface area but the third most populous after Asia and Africa. All European countries now have fertility rates below the replacement rate and the EU-wide average number of children per woman is 1.6, but many nations are still growing due to demographic momentum and net migration.

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Nepalese village
3 April 2020

Millions of women have no say over what happens to their bodies

Almost half of women in 57 low- to middle-income countries have no decision-making power regarding their health, contraceptive use and sex lives, according to a new UN report.

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Robin Maynard and Lagos media, World Population Day 2019
23 December 2019

2019 Year in Review

PM director Robin Maynard reviews a successful year for Population Matters, but one which brought much bad news about the planet.

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