This article examines the endorsement of conspiracy beliefs about birth control (e.g., the belief that birth control is a form of Black genocide) and their association with contraceptive attitudes and behavior among African Americans.
Americans continue expressing high levels of support for health insurance coverage of family planning services in the U.S., but support for U.S. funding of family planning and abortion services in developing countries is declining.
Across Europe, birth rates are falling and the population is aging. To successfully reverse these trends, EU governments need long-term policies that address demographic change and household behaviors.
This is a French translation of International Family Planning Programs: Criticisms and Responses (RB-5063), originally published in 2002 as part of the Population Matters project in RAND's Labor and Population Program.
Examines the main critiques of family planning programs and places these in historical context. Also examines the research record to assess the validity of these criticisms and to document how programs have evolved in response to these criticisms.
Examines the historical causes underlying traditionally high abortion rates in Russia, the contribution of family planning programs in recent years to reducing abortion rates, and prospects for continued improvement.
This survey of homeless women finds that use of birth control services is associated with fewer perceived barriers to health care, having a regular source of care, consistent use of contraception, and lower odds of alcohol dependence.