Friday, July 11, 2008

World Population Day: Plan for better lives

World Population Day, 11th July 2008 - The theme this year goes "Right to Plan your Families." In 1968, world leaders proclaimed that individuals have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children. If people have right to plan their families, they can plan their lives! Plan to beat poverty, plan a right for equality and mothers and children can live a healthier life. Nationals can progress while providing better food, better education, better living standards. The importance of World Population Day this year is to advance women's empowerment and particularly to ensure universal access to reproductive health.

A survey earlier appeared in a leading newspaper speaks that around 2050, it will be Grey India. By 2051, only 19% of the country's population would be up to the age of 14 years. In 2000, this group constituted almost 38% of the population. The median age to rise by 17 years from 21 years now to 38 years in 2051. Couples are opting for one child, or at the most two - and with advancement in health services, will experience an increased life expectancy. According to the Population Foundation of India, a voluntary organization working in association with the Union government, about 15% of the population will be over the age of 65 by 2051. By then, India will have an evened out sex ratio, which was 108 males per 100 females in 1991. The total fertility rate - number of children per woman) in India would is expected to come down to 2.52 between 2011 and 2016, and is expected to reach 2.1 in 2026. You can find more on World Population Awareness here. It's now the Time to Observe World Population Day and think of the grave dangers of Eco-system.

Btw, a research on 750 women in Britain revealed 56% in the group with the highest energy intake had son compared with 45% in the lowest group. As well as consuming more calories, women who had son were morely likely to have eaten a higher quantity and wider range of nutrients, including potassium, calcium and vitamins C, E, B12. Also, a strong correlation between women eating breakfast cereals and producing son was found. In, Britain, US and Canada, there has been a strong decline of boys being born in industrialized countries over the last 40 years. Interesting! You can find more on Health Blog - coming soon on more topics of concerns.

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