The UN Population Division projects the planet will see its 7 billionth person born today. I spoke to William Ryerson about what that kind of population growth means. Mr. Ryerson is the founder and President of Population Media Center, Chairman of Population Institute, fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and recipient of the 2006 Nafis Sadik Prize for Courage.
I caught up with Maureen Greenwood-Basken, director of policy initiatives for the women and population program at the UN Foundation to discuss the significance of today's milestone and what it means for the over 200 million women around the world who are denied access to family planning.
I have a feature story in the new issue of IMPACT, which is the the quarterly magazine of the global health NGO Population Services International--PSI.