Sex and Religion in Manila

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Duration: 1 hour

Manila is one of the fastest growing cities on Earth and evidence of population pressure is everywhere.

In a devoutly Catholic country, Seyi Rhodes reports on moves to introduce a reproductive health bill to provide free contraception. The Church fears a breakdown in Filipino family values and is resisting the move, blaming the widespread poverty on bad government and corruption rather than population growth. But there is evidence that many young Filipinos, while retaining their Catholicism, are now moving against the teachings of the Church on Contraception.

  • CLIP: STRUGGLING TO FEED 11 MOUTHS

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    Seyi Rhodes meets Josie, an impoverished mother of 11 children, and her eldest daughter April.

Credits

Series Producer
Sam Bagnall
Presenter
Seyi Rhodes
Director
Barbara Arvanitidis
Producer
Barbara Arvanitidis

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