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Drawdown Ecochallenge: Family Planning

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Maren Schermer

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Effective family planning strategies that focus on well-being, education and empowerment not only lead to fewer greenhouse gas emissions (fewer people = fewer emissions), but also less stress on natural resources.  Project Drawdown ranks family planning as the 7th most impactful solution to climate change.

This of five stories (see below) offers examples from Papua New Guinea to the Philippines to Colorado, USA, of successful reproductive healthcare programs.  In Papua New Guinea, doctors have discovered that involving men in family planning reduces maternal mortality, and in rural areas in Africa, drones are delivering contraceptives (and other medicines)  to individuals who previously lacked access. Clinics in Zimbabwe and the Philippines are offering affordable birth control and related health services to women, and a program in Colorado has reduced teenage pregnancy and poverty by offering free, long-acting and reversible contraceptives.

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Stories In This Collection (5)

A Family Matter: Saving Papua New Guinea's mothers

A Family Matter: Saving Papua New Guinea's mothers
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Contraception Drones Are The Future Of Women's Health In Rural Africa

Contraception Drones Are The Future Of Women's ...
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How this clinic has changed a nation's view of family planning

How this clinic has changed a nation's view of ...
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Reproductive health critical in eradicating poverty

Reproductive health critical in eradicating pov...
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Winning the Campaign to Curb Teen Pregnancy

Winning the Campaign to Curb Teen Pregnancy
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