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Talking Points About International Family Planning

There has been phenomenal world population growth in your lifetime. The population of the world was 1 billion in 1830, 2 billion in 1930, 3 billion in 1960, 4 billion in 1975, five billion in 1987, and 6 billion in 1997.

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Q & A: Population and the Environment

Q: Why is international family planning an environmental issue?

A: Pressure from rapid population growth destroys bird and wildlife habitat. Overpopulation increases air and water pollution and strains water supplies.

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The Unmet Need for Family Planning

Across the world people want one simple thing: to be able to determine their own future. Yet in much of the developing world, hundreds of millions of poor men and women are unable to achieve this goal because they lack access to basic contraceptive services.

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Population Momentum

Population momentum is a fundamental demographic concept which, if understood, explains why current population growth rates in the developing world are important to the future of the planet, and why low-fertility rates in the industrialized world are of relatively little concern to most demographers

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