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TitleFertility Regulation and the Public Health [electronic resource] : Selected Papers of Christopher Tietze / edited by Sarah L. Tietze, Richard Lincoln
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1987
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Descript XXII, 350 p. 16 illus. online resource


A lifetime of work by a dedicated scientist who monitored the growing variety of methods for the control of human fertility and foresaw the need for information on the social, psychological, economic, and political aspects of fertility regulation and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and births is reflected in the pages of this book. It also chronicles a series of related revolutions: (1) major changes in attitudes to the voluntary control of human fertility, (2) growing freedom of discussion outside the medical community relating to human reproduction, and (3) recognition that govยญ ernments have an appropriate role to play in programs involving these matters. As a result, official information systems have been established to guide the evaluation of programs and determine if and when changes in policy might be needed. Christopher Tietze, from whose writings the articles in this volume were selected, was a central figure in these developments. He was a physician whose major focus was social statistics. In effect, he became the scorekeeper of the world's efforts to avoid unwanted childbearing. He enlisted an ever-growing network of collaborators and prevailed on them to apply new tools to new issues


I Observations on Contraceptive Methods -- Section 1 IUDsโ{128}{148}History and Current Status -- 1 History and Statistical Evaluation of Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices -- 2 Ovarian Pregnancy and the Intrauterine Device -- 3 Polypropylene Loops: A Research Report -- 4 Evaluation of Intrauterine Devices: Ninth Progress Report of the Cooperative Statistical Program -- 5 Recommended Procedures for the Statistical Evaluation of Intrauterine Contraception -- Section 2 Other Methods of Contraception -- 6 Comparison of Three Contraceptive Methods: Diaphragm with Jelly or Cream, Vaginal Foam, and Jelly/Cream Alone -- 7 Statistical Evaluation of the Rhythm Method -- 8 The Effectiveness of the Cervical Cap as a Contraceptive Method -- 9 The Condom as a Contraceptive Method in Public Health -- Section 3 Measures of Contraceptive Effectiveness -- 10 Statistical Evaluation of Contraceptive Methods: Use-Effectiveness and Extended Use-Effectiveness -- 11 Differential Fecundity and Effectiveness of Contraception -- II Impact of Abortion on Public Health and Population -- 12 Abortion Alarums -- 13 The Public Health Effects of Legal Abortion in the United States -- 14 The Effects of Induced Abortion on Subsequent Reproduction -- 15 Repeat Abortion in the United States: New Insights -- 16 Survey of Abortion Providers in Seoul, Korea -- 17 Mid-Trimester Abortion: A Global View -- 18 The Efficiency of Menstrual Regulation as a Method of Fertility Control -- 19 Standardized Mortality Rates Associated with Legal Abortion: United States, 1972โ{128}{147}1975 -- 20 Contraceptive Practice in the Context of a Nonrestrictive Abortion Law: Age-Specific Pregnancy Rates in New York City, 1971โ{128}{147}1973 -- 21 Human Rights in Relationship to Induced Abortion -- 22 Two Yearsโ{128}{153} Experience with a Liberal Abortion Law: Its Impact on Fertility Trends in New York City -- 23 Joint Program for the Study of Abortion (JPSA): Early Medical Complications of Legal Abortion -- 24 Maternal Mortality Associated with Legal Abortion -- 25 Abortion as a Cause of Death -- 26 United States: Therapeutic Abortions, 1963 to 1968 -- III Mortality Associated with Fertility and Its Control -- 27 Mortality Associated with the Control of Fertility -- 28 Life Risks Associated with Reversible Methods of Fertility Regulation -- 29 The Pill and Mortality from Cardiovascular Disease: Another Look -- IV Assessment of Human Reproduction and Sexual Behavior -- 30 Probability of Pregnancy Resulting from a Single Unprotected Coitus -- 31 The Demographic Effect of Induced Abortion -- 32 Reproductive Span and Rate of Reproduction Among Hutterite Women -- 33 The Effect of Breastfeeding on the Rate of Conception -- 34 Teenage Pregnancies: Looking Ahead to 1984

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