Misconceptions & Clarifications

Our thinking influences our actions. Misconceptions beget misconduct. Learn commonly held but incorrect notions that corrupt the family at its very foundation.

RH Law Misconceptions

Overpopulation Misconceptions

  • Having two children should be the ideal family size. Clarification: Note that two children per family would give a total fertility rate of much lower than two, since women without children would have to be included in the computation of “children per woman”, or total fertility rate...
  • Filipino families have too many children. Clarification: The UN Population Division figures indicate that it is not an exaggeration to say that as early as now the Philippine Total Fertility Rate (children per woman) is already dangerously low.
  • The world is overpopulated. Clarification: This is not the full story. To the contrary, in fact, across the globe, people are having fewer and fewer children...
  • Overpopulation is a scientific fact. Clarification: Not overpopulation, but population aging and underpopulation, as seen in these sample article titles...

Contraception Misconceptions

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