Hormonal Male Contraceptive to Enter Clinical Trial

By Jef Akst | The Scientist | December 21, 2017 The gel, which men rub on their upper bodies daily, delivers synthetic progestin to block the testes from producing normal levels of sperm. A team led by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) plans to start a clinical trial of a male contraceptive gel next April, MIT Technology Review reports. The quick-drying, hormonal gel is rubbed on the upper arms and shoulders daily and can suppress sperm lev...
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I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why.

By David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com | 2017 Vox Media, Inc. | Sep 26, 2017, 9:20am EDT I did an event with environmental journalist (and personal hero) Elizabeth Kolbert late last week, in which we discussed various matters related to journalism and climate change. Subsequently, one of the attendees wrote and asked why I hadn’t talked about population. Isn’t overpopulation the real root of our environmental ills? Anyone who’s ever given a talk on an environmental subject knows that the popu...
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World Vasectomy Day – November 17, 2017

In the midst of earthquakes, scandals, and politics, World Vasectomy Day sets a new precedent for masculinity Press Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Alison Hoover, ahoover@worldvasectomyday.org Mexico City, Mexico, November 11, 2017: In the midst of political tension, a year of striking sexual abuse revelations in male-dominated industries and a catastrophic natural disaster, the fifth anniversary of World Vasectomy Day - the largest male-focused family planning event in his...
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Trump, Niger and Connecting the Dots

Thomas L. Friedman New York Times OCT. 31, 2017 Refugees waiting for aid in Diffa, Niger, last year. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times It is easy to ignore the recent story of four U.S. servicemen killed in Niger, the giant state in central Africa, because the place is so remote and the circumstances still so murky. That would be a mistake. Niger highlights a much larger problem — just how foolish, how flat-out dumb President Trump is behaving. Trump is a person who doesn’t conn...
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Links to other Organizations

Family Planning 2020 is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how to have children. Planned Parenthood Pathfinder International, based in Massachusetts, supports sexual and reproductive health throughout the world. UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability PopOffsets, started by the British organization Population Matters, helps individuals and organizations to offset their...
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