Papuan Demographics

Papuan Demographics

I was reading the Missions Catalyst (sign up here) and came across an article on Muslim demographics in Papua. What struck is the following note, taken from the original source on the WEA website:

“According to Dr Elmslie, highland Papuans who allegedly have gonorrhoea are being treated in UN-funded family planning clinics — but not for gonorrhoea. They are being injected instead with long-term contraceptive drugs. As Dr Elmslie notes, this goes some way to explaining why the 1.67 percent population growth rate for Melanesian Papuans in West Papua is so much lower in than over the 2.6 percent population growth rate for Melanesian Papuans over the border in Papua New Guinea (PNG). (Meanwhile, the growth rate for the non-Papuan population in West Papua is 10.5 percent.)” (full story here).

If this is true, then it is truly sinister.

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