Fertility rates in developing countries are not declining as experts had projected. There are some reasons that they have come up with to explain this unprecedented trends. Foreign aid for family planning initiatives in developing nations has significantly reduced due to the global economic recession that has affected even the established economies such as the USA (Markham, 2011).
This is evident as the congressional budget on family planning was slashed by 5 percent. Pressure from religious and political movements has also contributed to the dwindling international involvement in family planning initiatives in developing countries. In addition, the number of women in the reproductive age has significantly increased especially in industrialized nations. These are all contributing factors to the steady increase in global population.