FAIR START FAMILY PLANNING
Every child deserves a fair start in life.
Families and communities plan together to secure that fair start.
Everyone wins by creating a sustainable future filled with people who had a better start in life.
Together we can give every child a fair start in life.
Some critics have gone apoplectic over recent calls to reconsider family planning models in light of the overwhelming impact large families have on climate change. The tactic these reactionaries use is old and obvious: Divide the world into Us versus Them, Left versus...read more
Read news about family planning and population – especially stories coming out around today’s World Population Day – and you might notice something: We all seem to recognize that our future depends on getting family planning right, but there is no agreement on what...read more
These parents would like to speak out about having a small family but feel it’s taboo in their social group.read more
Fair Start family planning Up Close: One family’s story
Anne and Matt deliberately planned a fair start for their child. They had both grown up in large families and had first-hand experience with the dilution of and competition for parental time, attention, and resources. They wanted Ellen to have the options and opportunities they hadn’t had. Anne and Matt also wanted to have the time and resources to give back to others in their community – through volunteering, teaching, donating, and nonprofit work. By the time they chose to start their family, Anne and Matt were receiving help and support from a variety of sources, ranging from employer-based health insurance to hand-me-down clothes from colleagues. But we can do better. With the Fair Start family planning model, even more children can have a fair start.
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