3246.0 From Population Control to Reproductive Justice: Changing the Debate Around Population and Climate Change

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
While the world is increasingly affected by global warming, the impact of climate change tends to be highest in poor countries that are already facing severe development challenges. Poor and vulnerable populations are those living in places exposed to climate risks, heavily dependent on climate for survival, and who have fewer resources to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change. The panel will begin by looking at a project, Navigating the Scientific Evidence to Improve Prevention undertaken by the University of California San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE). The project developed a transparent methodology to efficiently vet, frame and synthesize the scientific evidence evaluating the environment and reproductive health that is consistent with preventing harmful exposures. From here results from a research study in Ethiopia is highlighted that discusses to link resilience and adaptation to climate change with fertility and access to family planning and reproductive health. The last panel in this session will address the mathematical errors and statistical biases in claiming islands in the Caribbean are overpopulated.
Session Objectives: Identify two reproductive health impacts related to exposure to chemicals in the environment Understand the link between population and climate change adaptation Identify the statistical biases of a claim of island overpopulation based on population density

12:30 PM
Healthy pregnancies: What do frogs and mice have to do with it?
Patrice Sutton, MPH and Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH
12:50 PM
Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change - Where is Family Planning?
Karen Hardee, Kimberly Rovin and Kathleen Mogelgaard

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Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health
Endorsed by: Statistics

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)