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Voluntary Birth Control Is A Climate Change Solution Nobody Wants To Talk About

In Ethiopia, environmental activism might appear a little uncustomary to some. Health workers can be seen going door-to-door delivering pamphlets about restoring the country’s forest -- and they might be handing out condoms while they’re at it.

The effort is part of Population Health Environment - Ethiopia Consortium’s (PHE) initiative to show residents the intractable link between overpopulation and its toll on the environment. The nation has experienced population growth and land depletion caused by drought but is now focused on reforestation efforts, which also includes family planning.

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