Population

Childfree

Feminist funnywoman Caitlin Moran says the planet doesn’t need your babies

The "British Tina Fey" makes the best case you've ever read for not having kids. And for feminism too.

Population

Security hawks should be freaked about population growth

Civil conflicts tend to crop up in countries with lots of young people and not enough jobs. See: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and the Palestinian territories.

Sex

Third-World problems in the First World: We need family planning to fight poverty in the U.S. too

A big article in The New York Times examines single motherhood and poverty, but fails to mention birth control. That's quite the omission.

Population

Caring about family planning does not make you a slut, according to Melinda Gates

As she gears up for a big family-planning summit in London, Melinda Gates goes on "The Colbert Report" and CNN to dispel pesky rumors about her contraceptive campaign.

Population

A male birth control dudes might actually use

You know what doesn’t do a lot to help reduce unwanted births? Putting women in sole charge of contraception, then making it nigh-impossible for them to exercise any reproductive freedom. We could improve sex ed, …

Population

Crowd control: 7 billion people. One last chance to save the planet

Renowned biologist Paul Ehrlich talks about the population problem, the “gibbering idiots” who think he’s wrong, and why we’re incapable of coping with slow-rolling environmental catastrophes.

Population

Why women’s needs must be part of the conversation at Rio

Increasing women's reproductive freedom is crucial to building a more sustainable world. So why are their needs largely being ignored at the Earth Summit?

Climate Change

Are our 15 seconds of fame up, geologically speaking?

Paleontologist Jonathan Payne says we’re not seeing the sixth mass extinction yet. But give us time …

Sex

The future I want: Reproductive rights in a changing climate

Family planning and sexual health must be part of the conversation at the Rio Earth Summit if we want to build a more just and sustainable world.

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