Stabilisation of the population is necessary for health for all

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7077.375a (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:375
  1. John Guillebaud, Medical directora
  1. a Margaret Pyke Centre, London W1P 1LB

    Editor–In Alexander R P Walker and colleagues' letter the words “Despite the fearful outlook for developing populations” are followed by “the involvement of women must certainly be supported.”1 The authors do not, however, mention women's right to control their fertility through family planning methods2 3 –or that stabilisation of the population might improve the fearful outlook. When will we grasp that shortage of food and water is caused partly by people “longage#x201D;; that poverty and violence are both exacerbated by the increasing numbers to …

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