ERIC Number: ED340503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Children in the Tropics, n193/194 1991
Recent developments in fertility control are presented in relation to the global demographic situation. Discussion focuses on changes in scientific knowledge and concepts that have shifted the focus from birth control to planned parenthood to the notion of controlled fertility. The place of family planning programs, including their socioeconomic implications, is examined. Contraceptive methods are described in terms of their advantages, shortcomings, and medical and cultural considerations. Examples of programs for young people are drawn from Jamaica and Ethiopia. The organization of family planning programs is discussed, with emphasis on the fact that family planning is a team project requiring coordinated training of the health agents involved. Some family planning programs in Tunisia, Rwanda, Togo, Burkina Faso, and Bangladesh are used to illustrate the point. The sensitive problem of contraception for adolescent girls and young women, and the role of men in contraception, is described. A final chapter covers the diagnostic, formative, ongoing, and evaluative aspects of programs. Appended is a sample record card for family planning from the Ministry of Health in Rumania. Contains 19 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Contraception, Cultural Context, Demography, Developing Nations, Family Planning, Females, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Males, Overpopulation, Population Trends, Pregnancy, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Social Services, Young Adults
International Children's Centre, Chateau de Longchamp, Bois de boulogne, 75016 Paris, France ($14.00 each; 6-issue annual subscription, $40.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Children's Centre, Paris (France).