population control

United States
June 22, 2007 3:00pm CST
I have always wondered if our open nature with sexuality in this millenium is going to lead to new forms of population control. You figure with 12 year olds getting pregnant, we are going to be like China only bigger. No room to walk or let your kids play. Homes built so close together, you could shake hands threw the window. I know birth control methods have come alone way. But I speak from the percent who's body won't take birth control. First time I tried it made me sick. The second type I tried, I got pregnant. So what are we going to do?
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
22 Jun 07
There are ways to control getting pregnant without requiring hormonal birth control. Women have taken control of their fertility for millinea before we began changing our hormones around. But on the subject of increased population. The percentage of young girls getting pregnant and keeping their babies to term is actually quite small in the US. not enough to cause any concern of over crowding. Now, when you have the rich buying huge plots of land to build their giant homes that leaves less room for other people to build upon. You also have many families choosing to have several children. Though right now in America overpopulation isn't a real concern. It is in countries where resources are limited that population becomes a problem.
@lillake (1634)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I forgot to add these links on controling your fertility without needing any hormonal birth control. http://www.epigee.org/guide/natural.html http://www.fertilityuk.org/ http://www.babyhopes.com/takingchargeofyourfertility.html
• United States
22 Jun 07
I appreciate the links, and hopefully they can helps others as well. I believe we are at the begining of our population problem. There are so many people, that the government can't keep up. Therefor some get away with crimes, some starve, and some are victims of the system, Which used to work so well.
• India
23 Jun 07
Population should be controled as soon as possible ,otherwise the problems such as traffic ,urbanisation increases and the bare consequences has to be faced.As a citizen i always would like to have only one child and suggest people around me to have only one child.
• United States
25 Jun 07
I like your thinking, oops I have two kids though! I definatly think people need to pay more attention to their surroundings. I know where I live in Illinois, the subdivisions are allready packed in close enough to shake hands with your neighbor.
• United States
23 Jun 07
We have plenty of room in this country. That's not the issue. The problem is that everyone in this country wants to live clustered around a few major metropolitan areas. So, given that, I think we could have some major problems in the future with population growth. I read an article that said that in the past 25 years the population of the United States has grown by 70 million people. That's a huge increase. A lot of the bad traffic many of us have to go through is because of this tremendous growth in the population and the lack of infrastructure. We don't build roads fast enough to keep up with it all. So, as long people crowd around urban centers and urban sprawl continues, we're going to have a major problem in 50 years. I'm not sure what we can do about it really. Other than invest more heavily in roads and other building projects. I don't think the world will come to an end, but people will face longer commutes and more crowding.
• Canada
23 Jun 07
I don't believe this will be a problem in Canada for many years to come yet . Even though it does seem that the rate for teenage pregnancy goes up each year , there are still so many couples out there that are unable to have their own children and many of these teenage pregnancies do go on to keep their own children and only have one or two more , if that . I believe that if we could find a way to better educate our children then this wouldn't be a problem in the furure though and belive this is what they should be concentraing on rather then worrying about over population .
• India
23 Jun 07
the burdgeoning population needs to be controlled with every possible measure. we need stringent rules from the government, not just awareness in the common masses. we need a lot of positive incentive and negative reinforcement to control the ever increasing numer of people. or else the picture will turn out to be very ghastly. contraception is the only way out. but for that it is important for the health care workers to create an understanding and the people hae to be more open.
• United States
23 Jun 07
I think global over population is more of a crisis then national over population right now. That will change if they ban abortion though. I always have a problem with the attitude of 'if it's not going to happen in my life time we don't need to worry about fixing it'. On that logic that sun will burn out eventually, why bother with any of it. I do think people should be more aware of their bodies and be more responsible when it comes to procreation. I respect people who opt out of having kids as much as I do those that parent well. But more often I see people that kept kids because they were told it was the right thing to do and now the government is supporting them or they are miserable. Or they had kids because that's what people are supposed to do when they love each other or something. All with out considering that we no longer have a need as a species to go forth and multiply like mad. Hell we have already overrun the planet it would take something really big to get rid of us now.