The new short film Empty Handed: Responding to the Demand for Contraceptives showcases the plight of women in Uganda who want birth control but are being failed by a dysfunctional distribution system. The average Ugandan woman will give birth to 6.7 children — that’s the second-highest fertility rate in the world, behind only Niger. The film, produced by Population Action International, debuted earlier this month.
Watch the trailer (1:45):
Or watch the full short film (8:27):
Then read an op-ed by the filmmaker, Nathan Golon.
Read more about population and the option of going childfree:
- The GINK manifesto: Say it loud: I’m childfree and I’m proud
- Childfree messages in Sex and the City 2 and Eat, Pray, Love
- Pundits criticize Elena Kagan for being childfree
- How green are the ‘childless by choice’?
- Women’s rights are the right way to approach the population issue
- Nearly a fifth of American women skip childbearing
- Want to join the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement?
- And still more about population