Birth Control

Birth Control

by Margaret Haerens


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This series provides readers with the information they need to think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues; each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions.; Global Viewpoints: Birth Control examines issues of birth control and population growth; politics and birth control; social and religious factors affecting access to birth control; and the economics of birth control access.; By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a pan

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737764369
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Series: Global Viewpoints Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Birth Control and Population Growth

1 The Myth of 9 Billion Malcolm Potts Martha Campbell 21

2 Global Population Growth Is Relatively Unaffected by the Availability of Birth Control Dominic Lawson 28

3 China's Strict Birth Control Policy Is Leading to an Aging Population Tania Branigan 35

4 A Kurdish Majority in Turkey Within One Generation? Palash R. Ghosh 42

5 Iran Gives Up Birth Control Program to Boost Population Al Arabiya 50

6 Population Soars; Family Planning Efforts Remain Weak Joanne Wanjala 55

7 Madagascar: Peer Pressure to Stop Teen Pregnancy 60

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 66

Chapter 2 Politics and Birth Control

1 Rick Santorum and the Sexual Counter-Revolution Laurie Penny 68

2 China's One Child Policy: Two Cases Jing Zhang 75

3 Nigeria Urges Family Planning: Why Legislation Would Be a Bad Idea Jacey Fortin 80

4 Uganda Finds Birth Control to Be a Challenging Political Issue Madeleine Bunting 86

5 Canada Does Not Prioritize Birth Control on Its Health Agenda Brigitte Noël 91

6 Senegal Needs a Strong International Effort to Fund and Implement Birth Control Programs Sarah Boseley 98

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 104

Chapter 3 Social and Religious Factors Affecting Access to Birth Control

1 A Campaign in India to Promote Birth Control Among Muslim Men Draws Controversy Raul Irani 106

2 Afghanistan's Push for Birth Control to Control Population Growth Is Supported by Mullahs Associated Press 111

3 Sexual Health Bill Divides the Philippines Naomi Conrad 116

4 Birth Control Access in Guatemala Is Hindered by Religious and Social Pressures Danilo Valladares 122

5 Condoms, Birth Control and Abortion Independent 127

6 Japanese Women Do Not Favor the Birth Control Pill Mariko Kato 136

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 143

Chapter 4 The Economics of Birth Control Access

1 Many Slovak Women Find the Cost of Birth Control Prohibitive: Center for Reproductive Rights 145

2 Dutch Legislators Are Debating a New Law Forcing Unfit Mothers to Take Birth Control Minette Martin 159

3 The Chilean Controversy over Affordable Emergency Contraception Is a Political Issue Angela Castellanos 165

4 New Zealand Provides Free Long-Term Contraception for Welfare Recipients Claire Trevett 171

5 Russian Women Turn to Abortion Because of the Cost of Contraceptives Chloe Arnold 176

6 Senegal: "Small Revolution" in Family Planning Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) 183

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 188

For Further Discussion 189

Organizations to Contact 190

Bibliography of Books 197

Index 200

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