"Tanzanian President Seeks End to Contraception"
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Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception

2018-09-10 18:30

President John Magufuli has urged Tanzanian women to “give up contraceptive methods” insisting his country needs more people, local media reported on Monday.

“You have cattle. You are big farmers. You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control? This is my opinion, I see no reason to control births in Tanzania,” Magufuli said in a speech on Sunday, according to The Citizen daily newspaper.

“I have travelled to Europe and elsewhere and have seen the harmful effects of birth control. Some countries are now facing declining population growth. They are short of manpower.”

Magufuli urged Tanzanians to ignore bad advice disseminated by outsiders saying: “It is important to reproduce.”

“Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” he added.

Tanzania has a population of around 60 million people, up from 10 million at independence in 1961.

Tanzania is the green line below. The U.N. forecasted in 2017 that its population in 2100 will exceed 300 million.


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