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RogerDuMond

"MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception.


 


Results of the 2015 census show the population grew 1.72 percent last year, down from 1.9 percent during the previous census in 2010, the Commission on Population said.


 


The population of 100.98 million was half a million lower than what was forecast in 2010, the commission's Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III said.


The Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world, according to United Nations data.


 


Its population will reach 103.48 million by the end this year, under calculations using the same growth formula, Perez said.


 


Perez said the use of modern contraceptives has increased, with 45 percent of couples using modern contraceptives as of last year, up from 38 percent recorded by a national survey in 2013.


 


https://sg.news.yahoo.com/philippine-population-growth-slows-contraceptives-spread-074343315.html


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Cipro

The phrase 'modern contraceptives' is puzzling and amusing. 

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RogerDuMond

The phrase 'modern contraceptives' is puzzling and amusing. 

 

 

As opposed to the rhythm method or relying on pulling out in time.

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Cipro

The first rubber condom was produced in 1855 .... let's see ... carry the one ..... yeah, long time ago. 

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Scotsbloke

Adding a population growth rate of 1.7% with an inflation rate of 1.5% means that Pinas has to grow economically by 3.2% just to stand still.

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contraman

Come on guys and do your part in reducing this decline :yahoo:

 

Oh, I guess many can not oblige :idontknow:

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