ERIC Number: ED175608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the National Conference on the Delivery of Family Planning Services in Rural America (1st, Atlanta, Georgia, October, 1977).
Alan Guttmacher Inst., New York, NY.
Although family planning services in rural America are becoming more accessible to women who need and want them, only one-fourth of low- and marginal-income nonmetropolitan women at risk of unintended pregnancy have been served by organized family planning programs. About 150 participants, generally providers of family planning services in nonmetropolitan areas, attended the first National Conference on the Delivery of Family Planning Services in Rural America which concentrated on exploring programs that appeared to have the greatest impact on the expansion of medical family planning services in rural areas. In panel discussions and addresses participants explored questions of costs, manpower, program scale, and program providers. There was consensus on many issues including the similarity of the problems of rural and urban service providers, the fact that the population at risk has differing cultural roots but similar fertility goals, and the need for more financial resources. Appendices include a factbook distributed at the conference which contains data about population, fertility, health resources, and family planning and abortion services. (SB)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Community Health Services, Contraception, Delivery Systems, Family Planning, Females, Health Education, Information Dissemination, Low Income, Outreach Programs, Population Trends, Pregnancy, Resource Allocation, Rural Areas, Rural Population, Rural Urban Differences, Services
The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 515 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10022 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Alan Guttmacher Inst., New York, NY.