Population Matters

Day 5: From Mother Earth to Mothers 17 Days of Action

April 26th, 2011

Day 5 – Watch “Empty Handed”

The United Nations estimates that there are 215 million women in the development world who want to avoid a pregnancy, but who are not currently using a modern method of birth control.  The reasons for this vary, but in some developing countries, women have to travel long distances to obtain family planning services, and when the clinic may be out of contraceptives supplies.  Population Action International, with the support of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, last year produced a powerful and compelling video in Uganda that puts a very human face on this very serious problem.  Watch the movie.


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