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Poverty And Poverty

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Contraception, Population, and Poverty
As the world population grows new concerns arise due to the needs of a larger and larger populace. In an attempt to prevent further damage and decline in demographic progress, as well as environmental degradation, increased access to effective family planning and contraceptives for women has, and will continue to assist dramatically in decreasing population growth and unwanted pregnancies, which, in turn, leads to a decline in poverty. Lack of access to proper family planning and contraception is a major contributor to much of the poverty and environmental blight that our world is challenged with minimizing.
To begin, data shown in studies in Bangladesh and Ghana proved conclusively that when rates of fertility decreased due to family planning, women were more successful in their careers. According to David Canning of The Lancet, “Improvements in reproductive health and access to family planning can benefit the economy by improving general health and reducing fertility… Access to family planning not only reduces total fertility, but also reduces the numbers of high-risk births for women… Contraceptive use can also improve birth spacing, which can further benefit the health of mothers and children, reducing maternal and child mortality” (Canning). With an increased availability of family planning services shown in these studies, women were capable of spacing out pregnancy, providing time for them to further their education, and
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