Family Planning as a Possible Measure to Alleviate Poverty in the Philippines – Beyond Sociocultural Norms and Pervasive Opposition

Document Type: Letter to Editor

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1 Department of Surgery, Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital, Fukushima, Japan

2 Graduate School of Public Health, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan

3 Department of Pediatrics, Brokenshire Memorial Hospital, Davao City, Philippines

4 Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Malate Manila, Philippines

5 College of Medicine, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Metro Manila, Philippines

6 Department of Hematology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

7 Department of Internal Medicine, Soma Central Hospital, Fukushima, Japan

8 Department of Internal Medicine, Jyoban Hospital of Tokiwa Foundation, Fukushima, Japan

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Dear Editor,

The 16th and current President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, aims to resolve poverty as a critical agenda. Although annual growth rate of the Philippine gross domestic product exceeded 5% since 2012, the estimated proportion of people living below the poverty threshold (2015) was 21.6% (22 million out of 100 million)... (Read more...)

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