This video opened the Trust Women 2013 plenenary on the unintended consequences of family planning and health polices.

China’s One Child Policy came about in the late 1970s to address rapid population growth first encouraged by Mao Zedong. It’s estimated the policy has prevented more than 300 million births and pulled 200-400 million people out of poverty.
But what are the unintended consequences of this enormous feat of demographic engineering?

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