A Journey through India: The Legacy of Population Fears

By Sarah Weiser

Photographs by Sarah Weiser Photographs in Birth Control Today: Karla Torres / Human Rights Law Network This report was supported in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

By 2030, India is poised to become the most populous nation in the world. The country’s fertility rate has declined from an estimated 5.9 children per woman in the 1950s to 2.5 today, but concern over population growth persists.
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