Health workers are advocating the use of contraceptives in Pakistan, a highly conservative country where birth-control use is low and the fertility rate is higher than in other Muslim nations. Pakistan’s total population is projected to rise from 173 million today to 275 million by 2050. Read related article.

Sources: United Nations, World Population Prospects, the 2010 Revision (2011) | The Washington Post December 14, 2011
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