Stephen Douglas Mumford
(born 1942) is an American expert on fertility
and population growth
Mumford was born August 28, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky
. He did his undergraduate studies in agriculture
at the University of Kentucky
, graduating in 1966. He then earned a masters degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health
in 1971, and finished a doctorate from the same institution in 1975. From 1977 to 1983 he worked as a scientist and research group leader with the International Fertility Research Program in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
. Since 1984 he has been president of the Center for Research on Population and Security, also located in Research Triangle Park.
In 1978, Mumford testified before the United States Congress
that he believed world population growth, and immigration to the U.S. driven by population growth, to be national security issues that should be addressed by the U.S. military. He has advocated reduction of birth rates in developing countries
by large-scale abortion
and by drug-induced permanent mass sterilization
, and has been involved in the international distribution of quinacrine
to developing countries for sterilizing women there.
Mumford was also one of the researchers heading a 1991 study... Read More