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. /e 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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