Children by Choice is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, to deliver counselling and community education on pregnancy options to Queenslanders. However, some of our most important activities are not covered by this funding and run entirely on donations. Donating to these initiatives is a very important way of showing your support for our work.
Donate to the ongoing work of Children by Choice
Contraception and carbon: Our voluntary carbon offset program
Do you want to offset your carbon emissions? Every year, every Australian will emit an average of 16 tonnes of Greenhouse Gasses. Australia's per capita carbon emissions are amongst the highest in the world. One of the most cost effective methods of reducing carbon emissions is an investment in family planning. Controlling population growth is arguably one of the most effective and untapped strategies to achieve carbon reduction. And there is an unmet need, right here, right now in Australia.
Children by Choice has been providing unplanned pregnancy counselling in Queensland since 1972. We work with up to 2000 women and people with uteruses every year who experience unplanned pregnancy. It is estimated that in Australia half of all pregnancies are unplanned. To avoid unplanned pregnancy, a woman or person with a uterus needs to manage contraception perfectly across 400 ovulations in their lifetime. This is a difficult task for anyone, but can be completely out of reach for women or people with uteruses experiencing violence, poverty and disadvantage.
The most reliable and effective contraceptives available for women and people with a uterus are Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives. Yet, for many disadvantaged women and people with a uterus, the cost of these methods is prohibitive. You can help give disadvantaged women and people with a uterus the chance to choose an effective contraception method by donating to our contraception and carbon appeal above or through givenow. $200 dollars will offset one year of emissions for the average Australian.