What Do We Know About Babies in 2012?

Check out some stats in the January 9th edition of Time Magazine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CIA World Fact Book, Demographic Intelligence, Pew Research, SSA, U.N., the U.S. Census and others…. Continue reading “What Do We Know About Babies in 2012?”

Another 99% and 1%: This time related to Contraception

Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund recently talked about “The Other 99%” in her post about forces going after restricting access to birth control. Fact: “99% of women in the U.S. who have been sexually active have used birth control. It’s used by women of every demographic, every geographic location, every income level — and every religious group.” She asks, “So does it sound crazy that a small group of religious leaders and tea-party Republicans are fighting to eliminate women’s access to birth control? Crazy but true… Continue reading “Another 99% and 1%: This time related to Contraception”

Online Buzz and Musings On 7 Billion

Well, I can now say I am no longer a “protest virgin.” Last Sunday I was one of the 12,000 people who came from all over the United States and Canada to circle the White House in protest the Keystone XL pipeline.  But that is another story…

While there I saw in the Wall Street Journal some stats on what people think about us reaching the 7 billion person mark. Check it out: Continue reading “Online Buzz and Musings On 7 Billion”

Demographic Issues in China

chinese-popThere are some interesting trends going on in China. For a country that has had the one child per couple law for about 30 years now, it may be moving toward a time when they don’t need this kind of law anymore. LA Times journalist David Pierson explains… Continue reading “Demographic Issues in China”

The Latest in Birth Control For Men: RISUG

When I first heard of a new method of birth control for men called RISUG (“reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance”) that is 100% effective, I wanted to say-Interested men, get on a plane to India! Turns out, it is a bit too soon for that, but it is in its final stages of becoming approved and available there and in many other countries.

How does it work? Check it out. Continue reading “The Latest in Birth Control For Men: RISUG”

Another Take on Solving the Population Problem

There’s a new documentary out about the population problem: Mother: Caring for 7 Billion.  It lays out a provocative theory about this problem and how to solve it.

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Teens and the Pursuit of Fame Through Pregnancy

An unsettling segment called “Mothers of Unplanned Consequences” was recently on abc.

The media is doing quite a pronatalist number on young women, and the young moms are the ones who end up paying quite the price.

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What to Know About 2 Non-Surgical Sterilization Procedures: Essure & Adiana

Last June I wrote about a FDA approved non-surgical sterilization procedure for women called Essure. Since then, I have learned of another: Adiana.  Both have big benefits over getting a tubal ligation.

I had a chance to interview Dr. Schwartz, Continue reading “What to Know About 2 Non-Surgical Sterilization Procedures: Essure & Adiana”

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The Real Reason for the Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

The House recently debated an amendment that would severely impact family planning our country. It would cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. But the bill would do more than this–it would kill “Title X” … Continue reading “The Real Reason for the Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding”