Funding international family planningBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6928.599 (Published 26 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:599
- M Potts,
- J Guillebaud
- 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 …