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Sex and Religion in Manila

Seyi Rhodes reports on moves to introduce a reproductive health bill to provide free contraception and curb further population pressure in the Philippines.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 5 Mar 2009 02:30

Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Thu 19 Feb 2009 23:20
  • Thu 19 Feb 2009 23:25
  • Fri 20 Feb 2009 00:20
  • Thu 5 Mar 2009 02:30