Portugal had a lower fertility rate, and Spain and Greece were almost as low as Poland. Karen Gaia says: check out this map and you will see that Poland's Ecological footprint, per person, exceeds its per person Biocapacity. A recent UNICEF report tells of both the potential of Africa's young population and the immense groundwork necessary to translate population shifts into economic prosperity.A large share of the population will be under age 18 by 2050.
In a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers in Denmark report that women taking hormonal contraceptives - like birth control pills, the patch, the ring and hormonal IUDs - have up to triple the risk of suicide as women who never took hormonal birth control., and last year these same researches suggested that hormonal contraceptives were linked to a 70% higher risk of depression, which itself is associated with suicide.
However, the absolute risk of suicide associated with hormonal contraceptives is still extremely low, say the researchers.
Family planning, to relate population to world resources, is possible, practical and necessary.
Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess.
The Polish government is encouraging citizens to go forth and multiply - like rabbits.