Findings from a review conducted by Population Reference Bureau indicated that, “reduced fertility translates into more stable population growth rates, eased pressures on the job market, fewer unemployed youth, and as a consequence, an environment more conducive to cultivating strong democracies. Shifts in age structure from a youthful population to a more mature one helps lay the foundation for social and political stability—a cornerstone of robust national institutions”.
Experts urge countries to consider increasing support for girls’ education, family planning, and youth employment as means to improve stability and stave off incidents of violence. Intentional population growth allows for the development of the necessary systems to provide citizens with the resources they need in order to be successful.
As described throughout MCI’s justifications for using male contraception to accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs, increased contraception access may impact all the topics mentioned above, including education levels, child health, family planning, and intentional population growth.
That is why it’s so important to invest in new male contraceptives.
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