Encyclopedia of Birth Control

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 285 pages
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The sociological, medical, and historical aspects of birth control in the twentieth century have been compiled in this unique, easy-to-use, and comprehensive resource. Objectively written and international in scope, this encyclopedia covers a variety of topics: biology and anatomy, birth control methods and devices, influential people and organizations, issues and debates, religious perspectives, legal issues, perspectives from other countries. The "Encyclopedia" is an excellent source for students and other researchers, educators, health care professionals, and perennially high-interest topic. For students, expecially, the book will be invaluable for reports and term papers, speeches, and debates. The "Encyclopedia" contains more than 200 entries, a bibliography, and more than 50 photographs and charts. Entries end with a list of sources for further reading. Entries include



Biological Methods of Contraception

Anthony Comstock

Dalkon Shield

Mary Ware Dennett


Family Planning



International Planned Parenthood Federation

Aletta Jacobs


Male Contraceptives



Oral Contraceptives

Gregory Pincus

Population Growth


Reproductive Rights

John Rock

Roe v. Wade

Roman Catholic Church

Margaret Higgins Sanger

Sex Education

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Tubel Sterilization

United Nations fund for Population Activities

World Health Organization



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Page 267 - Contraceptive failure, methodrelated discontinuation and resumption of use: Results from the 1995 National survey of family growth.
Page xiii - Bank, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities jointly sponsored an international conference on Safe Motherhood, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 10-13 February 1987.

About the author (2000)

MARIAN RENGEL is currently a journalist for the St. Cloud Times, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In the past, she has been a university instructor and a news editor. She has earned degrees in both mass communications and English.

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