The need for family planning, 2011, is a resource for medical practitioners, policy makers and others. The communiqué was presented to the Australian Government and received a very positive response from AusAID.
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A video filmed and produced by FilmStretch
PNG doctor, Prof Mola, explains the profound need for family planning as the PNG population now doubles every generation.
Alice Oppen and Maria Deveson-Crabbe, CEO of Marie Stopes International Australia. Read these speeches.
In 2011 a round table of 19 diverse experts found causal links between issues of family planning, women’s enablement, population size, food security and climate change. Family planning was identified as being crucial in Australia’s response to the UN Millennium Development Goals. Experts had considered perspectives of science (environmental and medical), religions, cultural beliefs and traditions which guide behaviour and government policies, as well as barriers to acceptance of overt funding, program design and delivery, public understanding and political imperatives.
Read publication from the forum:
In developing countries, 225 million women have an unmet need for Family Planning, which causes every year:
74 Million Unplanned Pregnancies,
28 Million Unplanned Births,
and 36 Million Abortions
At a cost of less than $16 per person, we could supply a year’s supply of modern contraceptives to 222 million women.
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