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Earth Policy Institute: Podcast

Apr 27, 2012

Three years from the deadline set at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development to make voluntary family planning services universally available, at least 215 million women are not using effective contraception. This "umet need" for family planning may be due to poor reproductive health information, social pressures, or insufficient access to contraceptive options. Now more then ever, meeting this basic health care need is essential for building healthy societies and a sustainable civilization.