Short Article - Research and Reports in Gynecology and Obstetrics (2021) Volume 2, Issue 2
Combating Overpopulation â?? New Frontier in the Gynecology and Obstetrics
Overpopulation exacerbates environmental and health problems, from climate change to biodiversity loss and pandemics. It is the "upstream" engine of many existential threats. Approaching this issue with compassion - always - should be a matter of course for physicians. Our profession, by drastically reducing death rates since the 1800s when birth rates remained high, unfortunately -unintentionally - bears some responsibility for the increase: a billion and then eight billion looming. Therefore, as physicians, especially those in the field of gynecology and obstetrics, we must surely be particularly motivated to: be involved in rights-based policies and services with chains of '' uninterrupted supply ensuring optimal contraceptive care available to all couples worldwide, remove tangible (unavailable contraceptives) and intangible (cultural, religious and misinformation) barriers well known to women's choice to access planning family everywhere, while achieving full gender equity, especially in education, warn against overpopulation risks the entire planetary life, through optimal environmental education for both colleagues and the public , and campaign for a maximum of two children (replacement fertility - or less) as a matter of principle.
Author(s): Jan Gregus