Funding international family planning

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6928.599 (Published 26 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:599
  1. M Potts,
  2. J Guillebaud
  1. International Family Health, London W1V 5TW Margaret Pyke Centre, London W1V 5TW.

    EDITOR, - Last October Senator Brian Harradine from Tasmania blocked part of the Australian government's funding to international family planning. He defends his action by three arguments: that the “empirical evidence documenting the supposed negative net impact of population growth on economic development in general is either fragile or non-existent”; that family planning is a “diversion of Australia's precious aid money from development cooperation and poverty alleviation programmes to population control”; and that family …

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