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MONTHLY eNEWS
December 2019
 
 
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BREAKING FEARS AND OPENING CONVERSATION ON TEEN PREGNANCY, GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN MEXICO
 
In 2018, 32.7 million girls and women in Mexico were mothers. Six out of every ten of them were around 14 years old when they had their first child. When PMC researched the issue, we saw multiple factors at play. High abortion rates indicated an increased likelihood of unintended pregnancies among Mexico’s younger populations. Additionally, research showed low rates of contraceptive use during first sexual encounters and low rates of more effective contraceptive use — such as IUDs — likely contributing to higher rates of unintended teen pregnancy.

But what could be done to address it?
 
 
 
 
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CAST YOUR VOTE IN THE PMC COUNTRY PHOTO CONTEST
 
Each month at Population Media Center, our field offices send in photos taken across their countries. Plains to cities, the young to the old, our staff show us the bright and the bold of life in their nations.
 
We have selected eleven of our favorite photos received this year — one from each active PMC field office — and we want you to cast your vote for the final winner of 2019!
 
 
 
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THE 2010s KILLED OFF THE POLITE CLIMATE CHANGE CONVERSATION
The policies held up as solutions in 2010 are today regarded by many as insufficient half-measures, and more people think drastic, society-altering moves are the only way forward.
 
 
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WHY INDIA IS MAKING PROGRESS IN SLOWING ITS POPULATION GROWTH
India is soon projected to become the world’s most populous nation, with nearly 1.5 billion people. But behind that statistic lies a more complex reality: Population growth is leveling off in most areas due to rising affluence and advances in women’s education and family planning.
 
 
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MALALA YOUSAFZAI ON EDUCATION, ISLAMOPHOBIA, AND THE NEW WAVE OF YOUTH ACTIVISM
"It's amazing that when you educate girls, it adds up to $30 trillion to the world economy. It creates more jobs. It helps us protect our climate. It reduces poverty; it reduces the likelihood of wars in these developing countries."
 
 
 
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