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AP Interview: UN Wants Better Family Planning


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JL
- 692 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The U.N.'s top population official wants governments to do more to ensure that women have access to family planning.The U.N. says the world will add a billion people to its current population of some 7 billion within a decade, further straining the plane



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JL A. (276)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:43 pm
AP Interview: UN wants better family planning
Associated Press Thu, Jan 24, 2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) The U.N.'s top population official wants governments to do more to ensure that women have access to family planning.

The U.N. says the world will add a billion people to its current population of some 7 billion within a decade, further straining the planet's resources.

Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the U.N. Population Fund, says more than 220 million women in the developing world want family planning but aren't getting it.

Speaking to The Associated Press at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said many women want to have fewer children and that "30 percent of those who die giving birth we can prevent with family planning."

He also called for providing girls with "comprehensive sexuality education."
 

Terry V. (30)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:50 pm
We can HOPE...............
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:21 pm
Thanks J.L. I read some of the comments to the article AP Interview. Those who commented (not on Care2) seem to be very uneducated and hostile to the U.N. suggesting anything. The U.N. seems to have gotten very a very bad reputation. Some may be deserved, reading that uninformative and possibly incorrect statement.

Also, that interview with the executive director of the U.N.-Babatunde Osotimehin, was not one to persuade females of any age, in any part of the world, or any government, to investigate or even think about family planning (with or without abortion), or education.

Females and males should both have access to "comprehensive sex/reproduction education for their ages, along with the potentials of diseases and over-reproducing, not only for their own personal lives, but the robust health of the planet they live and rely on for a healthy life.

 

JL A. (276)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:24 pm
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Thanks for your astute assessment Lin--including the PR elements that can make a difference in perceptions.
 

John B. (122)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:02 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post. Now if we just can get the services to the 220 million women AND men, humankind just might have a chance of seeing the 22nd century and beyond. Read and noted.
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:41 pm
You're welcome John. Excellent bottom line take to what the goals should be for the future.You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:54 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:58 am
You're welcome Giana.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:39 pm
People misinterpret family planning as forced abortions or trying to prevent people from having any children- the purpose of family planning is to allow a family to have fewer but HEALTHIER children- like learning how to space pregnancies so the mother's body can recuperate between pregnancies, and have the number of children that the family can comfortably provide for. It seems sad for women to have 10 babies, and 3 die before the age of 5 from dysentery and 2 more die of starvation. How about 4 healthy children that can be taken care of and fed properly, with a mother who isn't worn out from so many pregnancies!
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:42 pm
Excellent explanation Christine!
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Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:22 pm
They should have done this years ago!!!
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:32 pm
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