Let's put birth control back on the agenda | Melinda Gates

http://www.ted.com Contraception. The topic has become controversial in recent years. But should it be? Melinda Gates believes that many of the world's social change issues depend on ensuring that women are able to control their rate of having kids. In this significant talk, she makes the case for the world to re-examine an issue she intends to lend her voice to for the next decade.

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100+ comentarios:

john k
john k:
Fine if the women ask for contraception, but not fine if they think they're getting a tetanus shot, and they're being sterilized.
del4830
del4830:
We don't need "easy" fixes, we need to exercise a little restraint. We aren't animals control by our urges. We have will power...it's what, above all else, makes us human.
bomotor
bomotor:
I love the way you have turned into the one spokesperson for the catholic church... If Benedict saw this, it would mean a whole lotta Ave Marias:)
Avshalom Hillel
Avshalom Hillel:
I think it is completely legit to suspect the motives of such rich and powerful people simply because we know that money and power may involve corruption.
MeganKohlerFitness
MeganKohlerFitness:
I had an IUD for 3 years and it ruined my life. I’ve been bc free for over a year now and I feel like a new person, ps. No pregnancies 😘
Monica g
Monica g:
I love how woke everyone really is. We dont speak loudly in public, but we sure have online presence :) rock on
Sheldozer
Sheldozer:
Whoa! Witty comeback! Watch out everyone, I think we got a bad-ass up in here...
Paul Warren
Paul Warren:
BIRTH CONTROL--FOR ME?????--WITH MADDIE?????
IT'S HERE WHERE I AM STARTING TO WORRY ABOUT YOU GUYS ON THE VACCINE....
19missi59
19missi59:
the best way to „control“ birth is giving these countries their land and ressources back- not more pharmaceuticals. prospertiy is the best birth control since children are life support in impoverished countries.
Santosh Sahoo
Santosh Sahoo:
"Obviously everything change itself by nature we expect and respect their motivity " very nice beautiful
Glutton For Sex
Glutton For Sex:
Aw, did I say something wrong about the magical sky daddy? :-)
haffus77
haffus77:
Yes , then you get the time you needed first ;-)
Nolege Is Power
Nolege Is Power:
She could have improved the impact of her message by demonstrating the relationship between starvation, population and food, water and energy resources.
Cesar Ramirez
Cesar Ramirez:
#SaveTheChildren
ayaya
ayaya:
i didn't understand a single word you said and yet you still manage to get 9 thumbs up... good job =)
haffus77
haffus77:
Good Point :-)
lazerbeam134
lazerbeam134:
Yeah that is totally logistically sound! Because human behavior is so easy to control ;)
Be Happy
Be Happy:
I wonder what Melinda thinks when she reads the comments about herself today...when she looks at herself in the mirror, do you think she is happy or miserable?
haffus77
haffus77:
read all the story behind the scenes for that period you mentioned , order those books
only from internet i would assume ..
Laura Canales
Laura Canales:
What the women needs are proper education and self-worth. Parallel to that Men should start treating their wives like a human being who has the rights to say no! The root of all our problem is ignorance and birth control has nothing to do with that.
Philip Thompson
Philip Thompson:
Why are these people even in the spotlight? Let’s all turn off the TV and ignore them and start our OWN world! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️ This is what I am manifesting through meditations-we can do this!
Fossil Music
Fossil Music:
I'm just putting Natural Family Planning out there as ONE of the many options, because it's often shunned by people as "too much work" or "impractical" etc. But there are people out there who want to try a natural method, and there are lots of new studies and techniques out there, even for women who do have irregular cycles. Again, just Google it for more information. Also, no one is perfect, and I know many "imperfect" couples who have very strong marriages from using NFP. It does work!
FTLNewsFeed
FTLNewsFeed:
The problem is that these women are married and they're not going to refuse their husbands, their culture won't allow them to do it. I wish it was as simple as you say, but it's often not.
realbluemeanie
realbluemeanie:
This is my new favourite comment.
Yaalah
Yaalah:
Cool. Thanks!
Tasha Waters
Tasha Waters:
I’m happy with my birth control implant. It’s good for three years!
haffus77
haffus77:
oh i almost forgot that they Key is to be ABLE to connect the dots :-)
peterbriers
peterbriers:
Nobody is saying anything about sacrificing. She just wants to empower couples, and by empowering them, they get a better life. It's a win-win.
haffus77
haffus77:
He he Exactly , few "lucky" few still got there own common sense , how refreshing ;-)
Detox Pill
Detox Pill:
I'd like to hear someone who's the only child, not one of 4 like Melinda, and who has no kids, not 3, like Melinda. Practice what you preach and make it "sustainable".
Angel Chicago
Angel Chicago:
So happy to see the comments and that nobody is buying this bs....
phillips78
phillips78:
Apologies and glad to hear that your agree with this video, your earlier comment was ambiguous, so glad that has been cleared up :)
Thiago Favero
Thiago Favero:
Ecological urgency is also an important subject to justify birth control.
Moontouchofficial
Moontouchofficial:
20:14 - Quite a few people are not clapping.
Kyla Matthewson
Kyla Matthewson:
I thought it was common sense that contraception is good? Like she says, you can take control over your life a little more with it.

I'm only 19, I have a boyfriend and I definitely do not want kids right now. I can't financially or emotionally support any kids. I'd be a psychopathic mother probably, scares me to even think about having kids. XDD
Peter Askew
Peter Askew:
The best way to save their lives is to leave them alone and stop violating their human rights, maybe you should teach them what human rights they have left. This is a prime example of how this society gives a voice to a psychopath.
bomotor
bomotor:
Well.. keep pulling out:)
Tom Sitanggan
Tom Sitanggan:
Here for the comments 😂
MrSermon7
MrSermon7:
Great information. So true!
Steve Smith
Steve Smith:
Did you notice that Bill gates is allways in high populated countries depopulation
강주효
강주효:
Oppa 장모님에게 드리고 싶은것이 다드리고 싶습니다 ㆍ이것이 오빠의 생각입니다 ㅡok
win. icon
win. icon:
LMFOA 🤦‍♂️
Captain BigBird
Captain BigBird:
GOD SAYS "BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY".
realbluemeanie
realbluemeanie:
LIKE
haffus77
haffus77:
Yes it can never get to closer then almost for the price of materials , maintenance..,so the concept is by grammar impossible off course and off course i have a big BUT again as usual , first education available is still suffering from old effects of indoctrination and new.., i can say that by being privileged enough to have a garage and tools to take things to the test yourself has revealed a shocking truth which confirms the "blabbering" my grandfather used to slip out sometimes..
ADB ADB
ADB ADB:
Birth control for coloured folks huh??? 🙄🙄🙄
Spocktacular96
Spocktacular96:
@smellthedailyfresh Troll
Julie Fincham
Julie Fincham:
I wouldn’t trust anything here & her husband inject. Ohhh and by the way she is not clear on her REAL agenda. 😡😮
haffus77
haffus77:
Good , you should find in history and theology what happened to the knowledge about how to really take GOOD care of your health ;-)
Eating and drinking RIGHT is really a KEY ;-)
zvolencan1
zvolencan1:
Good luck on waking up from the dream of yours. The only thing I´m concerned right now is that I added one more view to this video. I won´t do it again.
GG
GG:
i cannot believe this only has 58,000 views. america needs to see this
parimal bodgal
parimal bodgal:
👏👍👌😘❤️
Outta12
Outta12:
Crafting the words to make it sound like its not about population control
Scott Bayley
Scott Bayley:
???
haffus77
haffus77:
If you dig you will find ;-)
Ali Qazilbash
Ali Qazilbash:
i think people are mature enough to see the whole picture, unless people are blind.
#Logician
😍
Jon Darkly
Jon Darkly:
"We need to get those numbers way down"
Ali Qazilbash
Ali Qazilbash:
MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! 🥺
Charles Vincett
Charles Vincett:
Modern day Margret Sanger!!!!
Lilly of the valley
Lilly of the valley:
So basically she was groomed for what she is doing now
αγησιλαος μυρτιλος
αγησιλαος μυρτιλος:
Tασομαι ανεπιφυλακτα υπερ των προγραμματων του ελεγχου γεννησεων,σαν απαντηση στα προγραμματα ελεγχου σκεψης που δευτερολεπτο δευτερολεπτο τσακισανε με τα δεκαδες εκκατομυρια χρηστες τους στο πλανητη,την αιωνια και υπερλαμπρη εντολη της μοιρας μου και της επαναγενησης μου απο τα βαθη του αστρικου κοσμου.Εννοειται οτι δε θα επιτρεψω κανενα ανεξελεγκτο δικαιωμα αναπαραγωγης σε ολα εκεινα τα θνητα ανθρωποειδη που εκμεταλευτηκανε το υπερλαμπρο φως της ζωης μου.
Hari Kishan
Hari Kishan:
The Top comments influence me a lot ........... sometimes more than the Video itself ......
Zhu Bajie
Zhu Bajie:
Right on!
bomotor
bomotor:
From that single comment i predict that you (at least) will be the proud parent of 2 unplanned children.
haffus77
haffus77:
Yes that is so True :-) Good Point , also proofs the affects of dictatorship and slavery which still exist in our daily lives , perhaps clearer manifestation in the 3 world as we are taught to understand it ;-)
Alessandra Gomes
Alessandra Gomes:
Muito boa pra dar palestra.
toahordika6
toahordika6:
A N A T H E M A ! ! ! !
bomotor
bomotor:
care to toss in a link or a reference?
bomotor
bomotor:
wooohoo... what you are saying is that I cannot under any circumstance be converted into catholisism, and that the catholic chuch just gave confession the finger.

I am so happy right now.
Anem J.Nawaz
Anem J.Nawaz:

Ali Qazilbash
Ali Qazilbash:
Define, "Sacred?"

---- Smart ideas will make my life easier.
Thats Whats Up
Thats Whats Up:
Audience looks pissed
realbluemeanie
realbluemeanie:
Here here.

Well said.
Elaine Diamond
Elaine Diamond:
How refreshing to hear someone speak so sanely about this issue. I would like this lecture to help people to understand that to have children one does not want, can't plan for, or can't afford is a tragedy, and sometimes a travesty, since it can be avoided if people let go of their superstitions and destructive control of women's reproductive rights.
haffus77
haffus77:
do not forget lemon juice , very warm bath .. , there are so many things , biologically logical and superstitious.. :-)
Leonora Kajo
Leonora Kajo:
My words. Thank you Melinda!
haffus77
haffus77:
My feelings exactly , it is only because of ignorance and greed that
this debate actually is in our faces..disgusting indeed !
Anzani Launcelot
Anzani Launcelot:
Lmfao 🤣🤣....
BASS BOOSTED
BASS BOOSTED:
Billie Boi and Mel prolly watched What Happened To Monday. Stop playing God. He will punish the evil.
Emelie Nash
Emelie Nash:
So howcome she has so many kids herself?
dj2baduk
dj2baduk:
Couple of questions for you: What exactly is a "white person" and why the seemingly arbitrary concern just for them?
Grant Dickson
Grant Dickson:
I'm amazed people even talk about banning such a thing. It's crazy!
Let people do what they want, why do you think that you have the right to decide for them WTF!
WATAFACKenlacalle
WATAFACKenlacalle:
Im From El Salvador :D
Roman Footnick
Roman Footnick:
How’s low birth rates working out for Europe now?
Jammazzing
Jammazzing:
7 /11
checkyoursources
checkyoursources:
Great video!
haffus77
haffus77:
magnets are expensive and delicate but if you try and do not give up you can figure it out , the old car acid batteries are cheap and do just fine if weight and pollution is not the biggest issue ;-) but somehow i feel positive that a lot better batteries then Li-ion are possible ;-) , anyway looking at own cheap energy production feels good and Free ;-)
Dagmara K
Dagmara K:
contraception is a controversial topic?? I would never know if I didn't watch this ..really? o.0
David W.
David W.:
Great Message. Thank you Melinda.
ayaya
ayaya:
8:50 that awkward moment when it looks like that girl has her arm around that man, but it's actually his scarf =____=
Mouse Toad
Mouse Toad:
My friend got a vasectomy after 2 kids. A few years later his wife was crying, she wanted more children. He found a former brain surgeon who had begun reversing vasectomies for a cheap fee. He had his reversed and had 3 more beautiful children. After the "pill" damaged my wife;s heart, we went off it and had another 3 children. I thought about stopping after 4, but didn't. Sure, we could fulfill our selfish desires and have stopped, we could have a bigger (emptier) house, have gone on more cruises, etc. Yes, it wasn't always easy, but we provided them with quality education, college, everything they needed. Yes, I could have a newer car, more toys, But in the end, I leave my children as my legacy. They are the joy of my life, I now have grandchildren, and am glad each one of my children were born. They are too. In the end, no one will remember our careers etc. It's our children that count. Don't believe the lies.
Hans Chimborazo
Hans Chimborazo:
I'm totally agree with her. Sharing wealth? Give this unplanned kids makers 1 million and they'll have 1 million children, all of them poor.
Derrick Norris
Derrick Norris:
The ones claiming to try to save Africa sure are interested in minimizing the birth. How about sharing the wealth directly? Why is that not the mission? She's completely full of it.
dave cee
dave cee:
Man Hands and Adam's apple. AND THE AUDIENCE SAYS BAAA BAAA BAAA
Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso:
He prolly knows that. It's a sacrifice they're all willing to make apparently. Insults won't hurt them.
dj2baduk
dj2baduk:
I agree there has to be a reduction in wasteful spending. There are 2 sides to getting out of a financial hole. One is to waste less money. The other is to invest wisely. Businesses have learned the lesson the hard way that it's smarter to spend wisely and invest money now to prevent problems and maintain the flow of income than it is to skimp now and pay more later in reparations. There is a balance to be struck, but reducing waste AND risk are essential parts of that balance.
C N
C N:
"[...]Here in Germany[...]" Did I get that correctly? TEDTalks also take place in my home country?
Ryan C
Ryan C:
Melinda Gates the new Margaret Sanger
Glutton For Sex
Glutton For Sex:
That's a very agreeable perspective, for as you pointed out, higher wellfare & education for poor people together with women having increased control over their fertility automatically does much to stem population growth.

Because of this, our duty must be to help these women become very assertive & vocal about their rights. The western media's questionable mentality however is to actually marginalize & sideline these women to the benefit of the profile of the western woman. Even in this video.
Anastasia Raw
Anastasia Raw:
YES THANK YOU MELINDA!! What about male contraception?