Family planning in Thailand

I really like TED talks as they always provide great insight and ideas on countless issues. This week, Mr. Mechai Viravaidya explains how his country – Thailand – went from 7 children per family in 1974 to about 1.5 today.

Similarly, the programs succeeded in fighting HIV/AIDS as no less than 7.7 million lives were saved between 1991 and 2003. Those are tremendous results that would interest many poor nations around the globe.

Since curbing population growth is important to avert climate change, I believe Mr. Viravaidya – also known in his country as Mr. Condom – should spread…

As TED’s website notes:

Mr. Mechai has initiated community-based family planning services, innovative poverty reduction and rural education programs, large-scale rural development and environmental programs, as well as groundbreaking HIV/AIDS prevention activities throughout Southeast Asia.

There are dozens of innovative ideas in this hilarious video to replicate in countries where population growth is still an issue. A must-watch about family planning :


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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1 Response

  1. Khon Kaen says:

    Not much family planning with the 2,000 fetuses they found last week at a temple in Bangkok. Now the abortionists are making house calls. Thailand needs to get out of the dark ages.

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