Lecture 13 - Fertility Attitudes and Practices

author: Robert Wyman, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
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Surveys show that most women are having more children than they would prefer to have. Further, studies show that the vast majority of women know about various forms of contraception. One World Bank study has shown that family planning programs have little impact unless they are attended by improved living standards and increasing status of women.

Reading assignment:

Kenney, Paul. Preparing for the Twenty-First Century, pp. 3-13 and 21-46

Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. "Death without Weeping." Natural History (October 1989), pp. 8-16

Robey, Bryant, Shea O. Rutstein and Leo Morris. "The Fertility Decline in Developing Countries." Scientific American (December 1993), pp. 60-67

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