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为何计划生育是一项聪明的投资

布拉格—政治危机、丑闻和功能瘫痪仍主宰着全球新闻。因此,毫不奇怪许多人没有注意到英国在上个月宣布将花6亿英镑为发展中国家的2000万妇女和女童提供计划生育服务。

但英国政府决定至关重要。这项决定是根据歌本哈根共识中心(Copenhagen Consensus Center)的一项研究做出。研究表明,计划生育是最明智的可行发展投资之一。目前,数百万妇女无法选择生多少孩子、什么时候生孩子和隔多长时间生一个孩子——有时候这会带来致命后果,因为意外妊娠可能导致年轻母亲和而婴儿死亡。此外,全民普及避孕能刺激增长,将其作为重点工作具有重要的经济意义。

在发展中国家,有2.14亿生育年龄妇女希望避免怀孕但没有现代避孕手段。近四分之一非洲妇女和十分之一亚洲、拉丁美洲和加勒比地区妇女的计划生育需要得不到满足。

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    The Terrorism Paradox

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    As the number of deaths from terrorism in Western Europe declines, public alarm about terrorist attacks grows. But citizens should stay calm and not give governments the tools they increasingly demand to win the “battle” against terrorism, crime, or any other technically avoidable misfortune that life throws up.