Why women’s rights matter for the environment

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Date of Publication: September 16, 2014

Year of Publication: 2014

Publication City: Austin, Texas

Publisher: The Texas Tribune

Author(s): Keith K. Annis, Scheleen Walker

“When women and their medical providers are prevented from making personal health care decisions, the negative consequences are far-reaching. A woman’s inability to control the number, timing and spacing of her children impacts her health, education and career. Moreover, the cumulative impact of women having more children than they desire strains public health systems and natural resources such as water, energy and healthy food.”

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