Simply providing the poor with food, healthcare and education may unfortunately result in poor mothers having unexpected children who are then unable to effectively complete their educations. There children may live for several generations in a world that suffers from increased population pressure and difficult childhoods.
Perhaps women in developing nations could be helped by creative a voluntary program where they can elect to have LARCs implanted around the time of puberty in exchange for free healthcare and education. The terms could encourage them to keep the contraceptive in place until they have reached a certain age, finished a certain level of education or have proven their ability to care for a child, for instance, by marrying someone who is already financially stable.
Jason, isn’t the term “unexpected children” a bit question-begging? What child is 100% expected, planned, pre-determined? The reproductive-type act is by nature non-determinative, so all children are “unexpected” qua coming-to-be, while no children are “unexpected” qua resulting-from-sex.
So your very term “unexpected children” is nonsensical.
Secondly, the author begs the question by implying that all “young women who have not yet started families” are sexually active. Preposterous.
Therefore, it is difficult to understand where thought on these subjects can begin, since the premises are so ambiguously worded.