ERIC Number: ED063141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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Studies in Family Planning, Volume 2 Number 10.
David, Henry P.; Wright, Nicholas H.
Changes in abortion legislation in Romania, together with the effects of restrictive legislation, are summarized in "Abortion Legislation: The Romanian Experience," the first of two articles in this monthly publication of The Population Council. Romania legalized abortion on request in September, 1957. Nine years later, October, 1966, the right to abortion was severely restricted, while other legal measures with pronatalist intent were introduced. Speculating upon the utility of this legislation in attempting to influence human fertility behavior, it is shown that well-established behavioral patterns of fertility control are resistant to significantly prolonged change by governmental edict alone. The second article, "Family Planning Patterns in Sierra Leone," is a sequel to Thomas Dow's paper which appeared in "Studies in Family Planning", Volume 2, Number 8 (SE 012 796). While the focus of the earlier paper was on presentation of data and interpretation of dominant trends, this one is more speculative in nature and attempts to identify those elements in the social structure that are indicative of the course family planning developments in Sierra Leone may take. Highlighted are the difficulties expected in the transition to greater approval and practice of family planning. (BL)
Descriptors: Abortions, Behavioral Science Research, Demography, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Legislation, Reports, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Statistical Data
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Romania; Sierra Leone