Over a three-year period, academics Robert Jensen and Emily Oster researched rural villages in five Indian states. They found that once the village got cable TV access, fertility declined within a year . . . .I don't know whether to be encouraged by this, because of falling fertility and women's empowerment and so on, or discouraged that it is so easy to manipulate people through television.
Though Jensen and Oster’s research in India didn’t focus on the impact of a single type of program, they too conclude that Indian soap operas, which tend to feature independent urban women, might be the critical factor in driving down birth rates. Exposure to TV also tended to accompany a shift in values—fewer rural women who had TV said they found domestic violence acceptable or expressed a preference for male children.
Meanwhile, if you are really worried about the human impact on the planet it seems that you should be supporting the expansion of cable networks rather than Planned Parenthood.