jeudi 7 juin 2018

Respecting women’s rights and the planet key to family planning | Letters

Arthur Erken from the United Nations Population Fund and Robin Maynard from Population Matters respond to a Guardian editorial on family planning

I read with interest your editorial (One child, two children or too many? Planning families is not easy, 4 June). The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) strongly agrees that “crude attempts to raise and lower birthrates are unlikely to produce sustainable solutions”. Instead, they are more likely to violate internationally agreed human rights standards and cost women their freedom or lives.

UNFPA promotes the view that family planning should always be firmly based on the right of all individuals to control their fertility and therefore determine freely the number of their children, which your sensible recommendations on education and empowerment of women and greater access to family planning support.

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