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Reproductive health, family planning, population, and the state of the environment interact in individual human lives. However, research only rarely examines this integrated dynamic. Demography, health, and individual environmental topics typically fall into silos, reflecting the disciplinary specialty of researchers or the focus of funders.
How to move forward? The experts we interviewed agreed that research should explore how family planning relates to forces and factors that can bring about environmental sustainability. They also agreed that this needs to be integrated with the study of what works to improve livelihoods, food security, education, economic opportunities, and the empowerment of girls and women.