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Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history...

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Outcome document of the second China-Africa conference on population and development

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This leaflet provides a brief introduction to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its work in China.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015 outlined an integrated and ambitious development agenda towards 2030, where young people’s health, in particular their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), has been strongly emphasized. In China, several national policy documents have addressed young people’s SRHR. However, the current situation of young people’s SRHR in China is concerning.

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A rights-based advocacy kit on family planning developed by UNFPA, in cooperation with the China National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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A meeting report summarising the roundtable discussion on women's health through life course and empowerment in August 2017.

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As an expression of a harmful practice, gender-biased sex selection (GBSS) in favor of boys is a symptom of pervasive social, cultural, political and economic injustices against girls and women. GBSS leads to distorted levels of sex ratio at birth (SRB).
 
Analysis of data indicates that in recent decades, imbalanced SRB favoring boys have grown in a number of South Asian, East Asian, and Central Asian as well as East European countries. China has witnessed the most prolonged and significantly skewed SRB among the countries facing a similar challenge.
 
 
 
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The guidance is to support curriculum developers and programme managers to create and adapt comprehensive sexuality education curricula that is appropriate to their context, along with effective implementation and monitoring measures.

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What do economic inequality and family planning have in common? The surprising link between the two is explored in the State of World Population 2017, the flagship report of UNFPA.

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