ERIC Number: ED058077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Studies in Family Planning, Volume 2 Number 9.
Population Council, New York, NY.
This paper summarizes family planning activities and accomplishments from 1968 to 1970 in Thailand, with particular emphasis on the Family Health Project conducted by the Ministry of Public Health. This project, in reality a family planning program, provided remarkable success in that it was established with no official national population policy and simply integrated into existing health services. Major problems encountered relate to aid to rural populations, public information/education programs, training and supervision of auxiliary health personnel, government financial support, the need for increased awareness by government officials of the seriousness of the population problem (both socially and economically), and the utilization of other groups in spreading the family planning message. Also included in the paper are two additional reports: "Mexico City: A Clinic Dropout Study" and "Estimation of Births Averted by Family Planning Programs: the Parity Approach." The first presents preliminary results from a Mexican follow-up study on contraceptive acceptors who discontinue clinic visits. The second reviews the standard methods for estimating the number of births averted by family planning programs, discusses the accuracy and practicality of these methods, and suggests and analyzes a more recently developed method--the parity approach. (BL)
Descriptors: Contraception, Demography, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Human Services, Program Development, Reports, Social Welfare, Statistical Data
The Population Council, 245 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Mexico (Mexico City); Thailand