Last week, Melinda Gates gave an informative and inspiring TEDxChange talk in Berlin. Her topic was contraception. The video is now ready for viewing at TED.com. Her argument is simple:
1. Birth control is an uncontroversial idea (practiced by a billion people) that has unfortunately become controversial.
2. As a result, hundreds of millions of the poorest families in developing countries don’t have access to contraceptives that can change their lives — and their children’s lives.
3. If we all start talking about how transformative birth control can be — and how important it has been in our own lives — we can help poor women and men empower themselves and spur large-scale economic development.