Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.


Contraceptive (In)security in South-East Asia

In South-East Asia sexual and reproductive health needs remain substantial and are not adequately met by the current supply of contraceptive products and services. While financial and technical scarcity persists, it is the facilitation of the policy environment and the fulfilment of equity principles in the delivery of contraceptive methods that present the greatest challenges in achieving contraceptive security. A regional advocacy agenda should address the ideological objections to modern contraceptives and to people’s contraceptive choices and ensure that contraceptive security is meant for all and not only for privileged groups and countries.


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