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News from Population Matters.

  • Menstruation, child marriage & fertility rates: the linkages

    Globally, 66% of girls, on average, know nothing about menstruation until menarche – their first period. This injustice contributes highly to early school dropouts, child marriage, and childbearing.

  • Pronatalism in the UK: should we be worried?

    The recent NatCon convention attracted a lot of newspaper column inches and backbencher Miriam Cates made a bit of a splash with a speech focusing on the importance of having children. Is there anything to be wary about here? 

  • Breaking the Barriers: Empowering Pakistani Women

    Laraib Abid works in Pakistan to increase healthcare, family planning access and opportunities for women and girls.

  • Empowering young people in Albania

    In Albania, the Youth Voice Network of Organisations (YVNO) has been working to mobilise the potential of its young people to contribute to and improve their own futures.

  • Lowering infant mortality will lower population growth

    A recent paper published by a group of Australian academics has found that reducing infant mortality rates will lower global population growth. Their answer: better access to contraception and family planning.

  • What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

    Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day. At Population Matters, we celebrate our female supporters and we’d like to mark the day by asking them What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

  • Six months on from the overturning of Roe v. Wade

    The 22 January would have marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, had it not been overturned in June last year.

  • Conspiracy chaos: coronavirus, Bill Gates, the UN and population

    Over recent years, a growing proportion of Population Matters’ website traffic has been driven by rather odd search terms including “Bill Gates depopulation”, “Agenda 2030 population control”, and “depopulation coronavirus…

  • Family Planning is all about families getting ahead

    The Turimiquire Foundation in Venezuela, our Empower to Plan partner, is working hard to reach some of Latin America’s most marginalised communities. As Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis rages on, the organisation shares why family planning is so important for improving people’s lives and protecting the environment.

  • Family Planning, Sex Education and so much more

    Last week in Pattaya City, Thailand, Population Matters sponsored and participated in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP). A community of 3,500 people travelled from across the world to…