The Origins and Evolution of Family Planning Programs in Developing Countries

by Judith R. Seltzer


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This book analyzes the origins and rationale of family planning programs and how they have evolved based on experience in different country settings.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Origins and Evolution of Family Planning Programs

  • Chapter Three

    Demographic Rationale

  • Chapter Four

    Health Rationale

  • Chapter Five

    Other Human Rights Concerns

  • Chapter Six

    Conclusions, Lessons Learned, and Policy Implications

"This well-referenced research report addresses multiple aspects of birth control programs in developing nations, from their history and rationales to criticisms, lessons learned, and policy implications."

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