Udry, J. Richard; Bauman, Karl E.
May 1974
Demography;May2005, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p189
Academic Journal
A goal of publicly subsidized family planning programs in the United States is to prevent unwanted births, and the primary means being used to achieve this goal is to increase coverage with physician-administered contraception, with priority being given to persons from low-income families. We analyzed data from families living in low-income neighborhoods to determine whether that means would contribute to that goal, and if so, how much unwanted fertility might be decreased through increased coverage with physician-administered methods. The results indicate that increased coverage with those methods would decrease unwanted fertility by 80 percent (79 percent among blacks, 83 percent among whites). Increasing the ratio of sterilization to pill and TUD makes the effect of the increased coverage even more dramatic.


Related Articles

  • COUPLE YEARS OF PROTECTION AND BIRTHS PREVENTED A METHODOLOGICAL EXAMINATION. Bean, Lee L.; Seltzer, Wiliam // Demography;Aug1968, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p947 

    The article examines the methodology of the Pakistan approach to family planning evaluation, the validity of the method and its usefulness in program evaluation within Pakistan, as well as elsewhere. Pakistan, like most other developing nations that embark on a large-scale family planning...

  • Abortion referrals barrier.  // Pulse;3/2/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p12 

    The article reports on the results of a survey indicating that a quarter of physicians in Great Britain consider themselves to be anti-abortion. Many of them are refusing to refer women with unwanted pregnancies. It was found that barriers in primary care to abortion access were contributing to...

  • BIRTH CONTROL IN CHINA: A RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY. Lyle, Katherine Ch'iu // International Review of Modern Sociology;Spring74, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p91 

    This article presents bibliography published in the March 1, 1974 issue of the periodical "International Review of Modern Sociology." The bibliography includes books, such as, "Taiwan Training for Family Planning," by G.P. Cernada and T. Huang, "Direct Mailings to Promote Family Planning,"...

  • Age of entry into marriage and the date of the initiation of voluntary birth control. Coale, Ansley J.; Coale, A J // Demography;Aug1992, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p333 

    It is widely known that modern economic development has been accompanied by the initiation and spread of effective limitation of fertility, and that generally the populations which experienced development at a late date also had a belated reduction in childbearing. Here a surprising relation is...

  • RISING ASPIRATIONS OF AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE DECLINING BIRTH RATE. Schmelz, Jerome // International Journal of Sociology of the Family;Autumn76, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p179 

    The article discusses a research paper on "Rising Aspirations of American Women and the Declining Birth Rate" presented at the American Sociological Association in San Francisco, held in August 1975. The current fertility decline was well under way before birth control innovations, notably the...

  • Traditional Remedies for Fertility Regulation. Maurya, R.; Srivastava, S.; Kulshreshta, D.K.; Gupta, C.M. // Current Medicinal Chemistry;Jun2004, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p1431 

    Plants have been used worldwide for treatment of various human ailments since antiquity. Their use is still quite prevalent in developing countries in the form of traditional / folkloric system of medicine. Intensive chemical and pharmacological studies on traditional / folkloric medicinal...

  • Suboptimal Cervical Mucus Reduces Fertilization Rates in Older Men.  // Fertility Weekly;5/2/2005, p3 

    This article focuses on a study conducted by David B. Dunson related to suboptimal cervical mucus reduces fertilization rates in older men. Timing intercourse to coincide with days of optimal cervical secretions reduces the effect of male age on fecund ability, state researchers in Italy and the...

  • FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES. Jaffe, Fredrick S.; Guttmacher, Alan F. // Demography;Aug1968, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p910 

    The article focuses on family planning programs in the U.S. Family planning services in the United States are provided in the context of a medical economy dominated by private practice, and rewards are arranged in such manner that preventive medicine is honored more in theory than made available...

  • Expanded State-Funded Family Planning Services: Estimating Pregnancies Averted by the Family PACT Program in California, 1997-1998. Foster, Diana Greene; Klaisle, Cynthia M.; Blum, Maya; Bradsberry, Mary E.; Brindis, Claire D.; Stewart, Felicia H. // American Journal of Public Health;Aug2004, Vol. 94 Issue 8, p1341 

    Objectives. The California Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Program was implemented in 1997 to provide family planning services for uninsured, low-income women and men. We estimated the impact on fertility of providing 500000 women with contraceptives. Methods. Paid claims and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics