The Contraceptive Technology Revolution
Professor Diczfalusy made significant scientific contributions to the development of modern contraceptive technology. But to him, contraceptive technology was not an end in itself. It was a means to an end: better life for all people. To him also, contraceptive technology was not to stop with the development of a range of good methods. Research and development had to continue to keep pace with the new frontiers opening up in science. Contraceptive use is a socially responsible reproductive behaviour. People who adopt this responsible reproductive behaviour do not deserve good contraceptives; they deserve the best which science can offer.
KeywordsSexually Transmit Infection Contraceptive Method Unwanted Pregnancy Fertility Control Unsafe Abortion
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