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Considering climate in studies of fertility and reproductive health in poor countries

Nature Climate Change volume 7, pages 479485 (2017) | Download Citation

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Factors related to fertility such as population size, composition and growth rate may influence a community’s ability to adapt to climate change, particularly in poor countries. This Perspective describes theories and analytic strategies that can link climate to reproductive health outcomes.

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Acknowledgements

The author acknowledges J. Mikal, E. Wrigley-Field and D. Van Riper for their contributions to the development of this research. Comments and suggestions from M. Brown, G. Shively, N. Nagle and M. Bakhtsiyarava were also helpful.

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