Improved Access To Family Planning Services, Strengthened Reproductive Rights Will Bolster Global Social, Economic Development, UNFPA Report Says

Devex: All countries need to strengthen health systems, reproductive rights, UNFPA report says
“Continued progress on decreasing fertility rates and family size is dependent on health systems providing universally accessible reproductive health services, according to the United Nations Population Fund 2018 ‘State of the World Population: The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition’ report…” (Lieberman, 10/17).

U.N. News: World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: U.N. survey
“The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050, the U.N. said on Wednesday, and more than half of that growth — 1.3 billion — is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited access to health care and education, along with ‘entrenched gender discrimination’…” (10/17).

Additional coverage of the State of the World Population 2018 report is available from CBS News, UPI, and VOA News.