Q. What are “barriers to family planning”?
Barriers to family planning are the physical, financial, educational, social, religious, personal, legal or other obstacles preventing women and girls from accessing contraception. Learn more at https://margaretpyke.org/faqs Click To Tweet
Q. Can you give me some examples?
Example barriers to family planning are: physical barriers, like an absence of local clinics; educational barriers, like misinformation leading to fear of using contraception; and social barriers, like opposition from men. Learn more at… Click To Tweet
Q. Aren’t barriers to family planning health issues, rather than conservation issues?
Barriers to family planning are not only health, wellbeing and empowerment issues. They’re also conservation issues, as these barriers can cause negative outcomes not only for women, girls and families, but also for the environment. Learn… Click To Tweet
Q. Are there links between barriers to family planning and climate change?
There are clear links between barriers to family planning and climate change. As early as 2014 @IPCC_CH noted the value of family planning for both improving health and climate adaptation. Learn more at https://margaretpyke.org/faqs Click To Tweet
Q. Are you saying people are the problem and that it is all about population?
The Sustainable Development Goals include a target of universal access to reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies. Learn… Click To Tweet
Q. Do you think conservation NGOs should provide family planning services?
Barriers to family planning are not only relevant to those who are passionate about improving health, gender equality, empowerment and economic development, but also to those who are passionate about the conservation of biodiversity. Learn… Click To Tweet
Q. What would happen if barriers to family planning were removed?
Removing barriers to family planning would lower infant and maternal mortality and morbidity, and enable the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy. All of which helps the effort of conservation organisations. Learn more… Click To Tweet
Q. Isn’t this controversial?
Removing barriers to family planning is not controversial. In fact, a 50 year old human right is that, “Parents have a basic human right to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.” Learn more… Click To Tweet