On the surface, it seems like a fine idea; reproductive rights groups certainly think so.
The number of abortions performed in China each year tops 13 million, with inadequate knowledge of contraception playing a major role in the annual tally, state-run media reported. “Sex education needs to be strengthened, with universities and our society giving more guidance,” Li Ying, a professor at Peking University, told China Daily.
What’s the last thing people want in a recession? More kids, apparently.
A debate is stirring in the predominantly Roman Catholic country of the Philippines: should the government provide contraceptives to the public? More than 100 members of the House of Representatives have co-authored a bill that would allow government funds to be used to promote artificial contraceptives — which is now prohibited in the Southeast Asian nation. “The bill is not about religion