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Int J Health Policy Manag. 2015 Jun 9;4(8):507-10. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.109.

The Pill is Mightier Than the Sword.

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The OASIS Initiative, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Abstract

One determinant of peace is the role of women in society. Some studies suggest that a young age structure, also known as a "youth bulge" can facilitate conflict. Population growth and age structure are factors amenable to change in a human rights context. We propose that policies which favor voluntary family planning and the education of women can ameliorate the global burden of disease associated with conflict and terrorism.

KEYWORDS:

Conflict; Family Planning; Iran; Population; Security; Women

PMID:
26340389
PMCID:
PMC4529039
DOI:
10.15171/ijhpm.2015.109
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