ERIC Number: ED103208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Population and Family Planning in Latin America. Report Number 17.
Piotrow, Phyllis T., Ed.
Analysis of Latin America's demographic situation has led many to believe that the present rapid rates of population growth, the highest anywhere in the world, must be reduced in order to prevent catastrophe. Family planning associations, affiliated with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), have been organized in 29 Latin American countries. The Victor-Bostrom Fund has provided millions of dollars annually to IPPF; and with the base provided by these funds and private contributions, IPPF has obtained support from 13 governments and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities. This report consists of a series of articles related to population and family planning in Latin American America. Among the topics discussed are: The Demographic Explosion in Latin America; The Significance of the World Population Conference; The UNFPA in Latin America; Teaching Demography in Medical Schools; Mexico Chooses Family Planning; Family Planning: Hope for a Nation; Ethical and Religious Aspects of Family Planning; Oral Contraceptives; and Venezuelan Family Planning; Winning Government Support. Lists of the members of the governing bodies of IPPF, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., and the Victor-Bostrom Fund Committee supplement this report. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victor-Bostrom Fund Committee, Washington, DC.
Note: Report prepared for the International Planned Parenthood Federation