World Population Day

A health care worker explains birth control pills to another woman.
Photo credit: Linda Suttenfield/Pathfinder International

More than half of the world’s 7 billion people are under 30 years old. On World Population Day, USAID highlights the critical health information and services that empower young people to live healthier, more successful lives.

When young people have access to health information and services, they have a better chance at success. With support from community health workers and local health clinics, young people can avoid unintended pregnancies as well as unwanted diseases, allowing them to stay in school, enter the workforce and gain more economic opportunities. All of these outcomes can lead to more peaceful communities and societies.

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