People go out of their way to avoid talking about population, just as they do with sex, politics, and religion. But itâ€™s time to get over the squeamishness.
The best way to slow growth is ensuring that people can make choices about childbearing. But fertility rates remain high where women's status is low.
The Center for Biological Diversity wants to give away 100,000 Endangered Species Condoms this fall. Wanna help?
The population will hit 7 billion on Halloween, according to the U.N. Who knew those goons with the black helicopters had such a macabre sense of humor?
This amusing Indian ad suggests that smartphones can bring down birthrates. If you're having 3G fun, why bother with old-fashioned amorous pursuits?
"Abstinence works." That's Rick Perry's response to a question about why Texas is sticking with abstinence-only education despite its high teen pregnancy rate.
Apparently vegetarians do eat meat. Data from the online dating site OKCupid indicate that vegetarians enjoy giving oral sex more — or anyway, they say they do. There are all sorts of causation and correlation-based theories we could attempt here, but we'll just let your imaginations run wild. We'll simply note that, inevitable confounding factors aside, the sample size here is many, many times larger than almost any study that you've seen reported, ever. So put that in your "pipe" and "smoke" it.
PETA has finally decided to drop the pretense that they're about something besides ladies in underwear. When .xxx domain names go into action in September, your friendly neighborhood animal rights crazies will be first in line -- and they presumably don't just intend the site for closeups of cow udders and literal beaver shots, but for the barely-clad, barely-legal college students that have become their trademark.
You can't have a sustainable society if women are having children they don't want. This video from the Guttmacher Institute looks at who's having abortions in America.
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