contraception - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
With history as our teacher, we can say for sure that when food, water and housing improves, population numbers rise. Babies are awesome and, let's be real, making them is so much fun. However... I'd rather couples were happily having lots of sex than practising abstinence... so, personally, I'm good with contraception. There are lots of methods, use whatever suits you. Planning babies when you are ready is good... having time for yourself and your partner is good too... thus family planning is part of life and lifestyle balancing. I honestly cannot see a way forwards for a better world without it. Resources are finite, that's reality. Strict policies on numbers of children however can be counter productive; they can also harm societal structure. In reality some folks don't have babies, some only want one or two, so some having three or four is okay of we are balancing out at a stable number who can all have good health on a healthy planet.
Improving agriculture and "food to table efficiency" without improving access to reliable contraception is akin to fixing a leaky fuel tank, filling it up and then strapping on a higher powered engine that will burn through the gas faster.
We can't keep on using capitalism as late stage "contraception," once folks are born we call that "social murder." The system was set up, in part, as population control. It is cruel.