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India Tries Using Cash Bonuses to Slow Birthrates

Sunita Laxman Jadhav is a door-to-door saleswoman who sells waiting. She sweeps along muddy village lanes in her nurse’s white sari, calling on newly married couples with an unblushing proposition: Wait two years before getting pregnant, and the government will … Continue reading

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Thailand urged to provide incentives for women to produce ‘qualitative’ children

As Thailand is facing sharp declines in birth and death rates, an academic population expert advised on Sunday, World Population Day, that the government should lay out measures to encourage people to produce ‘qualitative rather than quantitative children’. Prof Pramote … Continue reading

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No to Philippine sex education

A legal and moral battle is under way in the Philippines over sex education in schools. The age of consent in the mainly Roman Catholic nation is just 12-years-old, and some 70 per cent of women have children before the … Continue reading

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Bike messengers deliver condoms as part of Swiss health campaign

As part of a campaign to fight AIDS, Swiss health officials are offering a new twist on safe sex: condoms delivered to your door. Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health began a new program Thursday giving people in Geneva, Bern and … Continue reading

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The Funniest Sex Education Posters Of All Time (PICTURES)

Sex-education is a touchy subject (no pun intended). For religious, personal, or political reasons, not everyone can agree on the best way to educated the youth. One thing everyone SHOULD be able to agree on, however, is how ridiculous some … Continue reading

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Can baby ‘bot help Japan reproduce?

Yotaro cries, giggles, and kicks when you tickle him. He sneezes and his nose runs. When he is upset, his rattle calms him down. An average baby — sort of — since Yotaro is a robot. His inventors hope he … Continue reading

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China’s one and only

In the three decades that China’s one-child policy has been in place, the Chinese government claims it has prevented 400 million births. Its implementation has been relaxed over the years with numerous exemptions now permitted, but its longer-term consequences are becoming … Continue reading

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China’s ‘one-child’ logic disproved

China introduced its so-called one-child policy more than three decades ago as a control mechanism when rapid population growth was outstripping growth in the country’s food supply. But the city of Yicheng has challenged this claim. Chinese authorities selected Yicheng 30 … Continue reading

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Overpopulation fears nonsense, says author Fred Pearce

Global fertility patterns suggest population crash more likely than the much-anticipated explosion, claims environmental writer Fred Pearce http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jun/02/fred-pearce-overpopulation-nonsense

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Poverty or the Pill?

An excellent article from Nicholas Kristof of the New York times on the link between high birth rates and poverty. I think Nicholas Kristof is really an IB Geography teacher disguised as a journalist, most of his articles are very … Continue reading

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