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Population-control programmes can violate basic human rights and be a form of violence against women. The author presents her views on family planning as a form of social control arising from a neo-Malthusian world view which blames poverty and environmental degradation on population growth while obscuring the real causes: the increasing control of economic, political and environmental resources by a growing international elite. This article also appears in the Development in Practice Reader Development for Health.

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