Smaller families essential for economic & social advancement - UN | Pacific Beat

Smaller families essential for economic & social advancement - UN

Smaller families essential for economic & social advancement - UN

Updated 15 November 2012, 9:55 AEDT

The United Nations Population Fund has again highlighted the economic and social benefits of family planning, especially for developing countries.

Its 2012 report titled, 'By Choice, Not By Chance', says voluntary family planning is a basic human right.

It says there are about 222-million women in developing countries unable to exercise that right, because they can't get contraceptives or services, or are prevented by economic and social pressures.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: William Ryan, Asia and Pacific spokesman, United Nations Population Fund

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