World Population Day

July 11 is World Population Day inspired by public interest aroused by the 5 billion mark reached around July 11, 1987.

According to Med India

  • Currently as per July 2018 reports, global population stands at 7.6 billion and is increasing at the rate of 100 million every 14 months

  • World population is expected to reach the 10 billion mark by 2050

  • Gender based violence affects 1 out of 3 women and has to be urgently addressed

  • The practice of child marriages is estimated to affect 70 million girls worldwide in the next 5 years

  • Teenage pregnancies and related complications are the leading cause of death in girls between 15-19 years

This image was taken from UN World Population Day webpage.

07-11-18

The 2018 theme is Family Planning is a Human Right.


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Note from the author.  I am an advocate of Family Planning, not abortion, except in rare cases when the life of the mother is clearly at risk.

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