Over sixty-five million condoms were sent to overseas nations by the United States in fiscal year 2022. The distribution of these condoms was part of an initiative that emphasized “family planning,” which the organization also presents as a possible strategy to combat global warming.
In fiscal year 2022, a substantial quantity of condoms, injectable birth control products, and intrauterine devices (IUDs) were sent to poor nations by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to decrease populations.
For several years, the organization has delivered half a million condoms to Yemen as part of its “Strengthening Family Planning Services in Yemen” campaign. A substantial majority of the condoms given were used, according to the USAID study.
The study from 2023 highlights the link between climate risk, population expansion, and the unfulfilled demand for family planning. It proposes family planning as a means to cope with climate issues.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) distributes birth control to a number of nations, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, Pakistan, and Uganda, as stated on the agency’s website. A summary of the program states that the agency’s goal is to provide contraceptives to decrease abortion rates, improve women’s educational results, and reduce the incidence of AIDS, among other significant concerns.
The program summary statement states that in the 41 countries where USAID is active, the average family size has decreased to 3.9 members, and the prevalence of modern contraceptives has increased to 34%.
A few of the most successful climate solutions include expanding access to rights-based planning and educating females. Furthermore, it stresses that relocation caused by climate change may worsen preexisting gender disparities, which in turn can cause a decline in maternal health, an upsurge in gender-based violence, and the marriage of children at a young age.
Proponents of intense governmental action to combat climate change often say that the environment suffers due to unchecked population increase. They claim that more people means more people using resources, and some even go so far as to say that if the world’s population were to drop, everything would be OK.