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214 millions of women without access to modern contraception

The world's population is growing rapidly – according to the UN, because many women in poor countries have no access to modern contraception. Development Minister Müller calls to strengthen women's rights.

Worldwide around 214 million women and girls lack access to modern contraceptives, even though you want to prevent a pregnancy. According to the world population report by the UN population Fund, the equivalent of every fourth woman of childbearing age in developing countries. Against the Backdrop of the fast-growing world population, the UN organization called for an improved and self-determined access to contraceptives.

the main reason for many of the unplanned pregnancies is the world's population, according to a report, the missing gender justice. The oppression of women in many countries of the world are contrary to the achievement of the development goals adopted at the Cairo world conference on population in 1994, accounted for in the report. Thereafter, a stabilisation of the world's population should be achieved by, inter alia, allows people access to family planning services and in the education and empowerment of women will be invested.

warning of shortage of supply

development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) calls for a strengthening of women's rights.

Federal development Minister Gerd Müller has pointed out, that the population will double in Africa by 2050, when it will go on as before. Then Nigeria will be to China and India, the third largest country in the world. Every day the world's population is growing at a rate of 230,000 people and over 80 million in the year. Two thirds of this growth related to developing countries. Müller warned of supply problems in Parts of the world.

Necessary for the empowerment of women and family planning, this topic should not be taboo, so the CSU politician. The Federal government put it on the agenda of any negotiations with partner countries, said Müller. Also, with the religious leaders going to talk about it. However, the Signal must come first from the countries themselves.

High birth rates especially in poor countries

on a global average, a woman would have according to the UN report, 2.5 children. The mid-1960s, there were twice as many children per woman. In the poorest countries of the world give birth to women but is still an average of four children, while the birth rates in many affluent countries have fallen since then. More than half of married women worldwide use modern contraceptive.

The UN report States that participated in the governments of African countries in the past years, the strongest efforts to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. In spite of all the achievements to be removed but still far from the goal that all people can decide for themselves whether and when to have children and with whom they have Sex.

United Nations world population report: more than 200 million women can't prevent
Isabel plenary Mr Kristian Knudsen, ARD Berlin
10.04.2019 17:43 PM

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