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IPS Series Highlights Reproductive Health Issues On World Population Day

Inter Press Service publishes several articles as part of a series on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11.

Inter Press Service: Reproductive Rights to Take Center Stage at U.N. Special Session
“As the United Nations continues negotiations on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for its post-2015 development agenda, population experts are hoping reproductive health will be given significant recognition in the final line-up of the goals later this year…” (Deen, 7/10).

Inter Press Service: Putting Population Management in Pacific Women’s Hands
“Populations of many Melanesian countries in the southwest Pacific Islands region are expected to double in a generation, threatening regional and national efforts to improve low economic and human development indicators…” (Wilson, 7/10).

Inter Press Service: Pakistan: Where Mothers Are Also Children
“…Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, Pakistan country director of Pathfinder International, a non-profit organization working to improve adolescent and youth access to sexual and reproductive health services in more than 30 countries, says that early pregnancy is not uncommon among teenage brides…” (Ebrahim, 7/11).