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Success of climate change control depends on access to reproductive health care

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4834 (Published 18 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4834
  1. Jo Carlowe
  1. 1London

    How well society looks after women could influence the future course of climate change, say key players from a major international development agency.

    The State of World Population 2009, a report by the United Nations Population Fund launched this week, notes that the world’s approach to issues such as family planning, reproductive health care, and relations between the sexes could affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms, and severe droughts.

    The agency argues that international agreements and national policies on climate change are more likely to succeed if they take into account population dynamics, the relations between the sexes, and women’s wellbeing and access to healthcare services. …

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