Putting the ‘non’ in Implanon

A report published today about 400 unwanted pregnancies in women relying on a contraceptive implant reminded me of the world population clock I wrote about some time ago.

It’s frightening to watch (click World Population tab):

The population count stood at 6,891,575,316 as I started writing this post, and the total number of people alive will continue to rise throughout today, this week, this year …

As a species, shouldn’t we be doing something about this? And I don’t just mean making sure implantable contraceptives actually work.

How can human population growth not be the Number One Priority – above the world economic crisis, above climate change, above HIV, above every other concern which occupies our thoughts as we hurtle around the sun, trapped on this very finite ball of rock?