UNFPA State of World Population Report 2018

The Power of Choice

No. of pages: 156

Publication date: 2018

Author: UNFPA

Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition 

In the report: 

Family size, whether small or large, is intertwined with reproductive rights, which are tied to many other rights, such as those to health and education, adequate income, the freedom to make choices, and non-discrimination. Where all rights are realized, people tend to thrive. Where they are not, people are not able to realize their potential, and fertility rates tend to be higher or lower than what most people really want.