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Malcolm Potts was a guest contributor on The New Security Beat a blog of the Woodrow Wilson Center writing about his book Sex and War
Matthew Connelly’s Fatal Misconception is a paradox. It provides a dangerously misleading description of the history of international family planning programs in the twentieth century. Connelly has been industrious in his research, however, and in the process he has illuminated, albeit unintentionally, one of the core intellectual issues in international family planning that over time scarred governmental efforts to slow population growth.
We found ourselves strongly disagreeing with a recent editorial in Contraception by Wells et al. when they asserted, “Thirty years ago, our approach to uncontrolled population growth in developing countries was to flood them with contraceptives…
The largest investments in AIDS prevention targeted to the general population are being made in interventions where the evidence for large-scale impact is uncertain.
Speech to a meeting of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee of the British Parliament reprinted in Science in Parliament: The Journal of the Parliamentary And Scientific Committee
Letter in response to the Perspective “REPRODUCING IN CITIES” by Mace published in Science February 2008 in Science
This article is a response to letters sent in to Science regarding the article “Reassessing HIV Prevention” by Potts M, Halperin DT, Kirby D, Swidler A, Marseille E, Klausner JD, Hearst N, Wamai RG, Kahn JG, Walsh J. 2008 May 9;320(5877):749-50. 2008;
This revised and updated Atlas provides a comprehensive guide to modern contraceptive practice.
Evolutionary psychology posits that certain behaviours are universal because they helped the genes of a particular species to survive across the generations. In the case of human beings, such behavioral predispositions evolved to adapt us to the Stone Age rather the modern world. Patriarchy, we suggest, has deep roots in human evolution.
Abortion induced by physical trauma has a long history. This article describes bas-relief sculptures in Angkor Wat, Cambodia dating from the 9th to the 12th centuries, and compares them to contemporary observations of massage abortion.