a policy of attempting to limit the growth in numbers of a population, esp in poor or densely populated parts of the world, by programmes of contraception or sterilization
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How to use population control in a sentence
Also, abortion should be required for population control and Bush actually told the truth about that uranium.
When things are this confusing, it always best to spend first on the biggest item—in this case, population control.How Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Screw You | Kent Sepkowitz | November 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pill has been with us for about 50 years and is one of the mainstays of population control.How Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Screw You | Kent Sepkowitz | November 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The policy of population control does not exist as it did previously.
Female circumcision should be banned, and coercive population control jettisoned.
Cultural definitions for population control
In reaction to the prediction by Thomas Malthus that the world's population would soon outgrow its food supply, a movement began in the early twentieth century to limit the number of births and therefore limit the growth of the world's population. The movement is supported by groups such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation. A number of countries have made population control a national policy. To varying extents, the methods of population control include family planning, birth control, contraception, and abortion (see also abortion). These policies are opposed by many groups, including the Roman Catholic Church, and are controversial.
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