Family Planning, Population Change, and Health  --  Public Health  (PB HLTH) 213A [3 units]
Course Format: Three hours of lecture/discussion per week.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Course examines the determinants of family size and the role played by contraception, voluntary sterilization, and induced abortion in the transition to small families. It looks at the factors controlling access to fertility regulation in developed and developing countries and discusses the factors that have made for successful family programs as well as those that have generated controversy. The course looks at the relationship between family planning and the health of women and children and at the role of family size in economic development and environmental problems. It looks at advances in family planning, organization, and promotion of services and discusses ethical issues facing providers.
(F) Campbell, Potts, Prata
 


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