Contraception

  • D. J. Begley
  • J. A. Firth
  • J. R. S. Hoult
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Abstract

There is little doubt that world population is increasing at an alarming rate, and that urgent action in the form of provision and use of contraceptives is required to limit population growth. Many would argue that the control of human fertility is the most important biosocial and medical problem that we face today.

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Further reading

  1. Frisch, R. E. (1978). ‘Population, food intake and fertility’, Science, 199, 22CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Llewellyn-Jones, D. (1974). Human Reproduction and Society, Faber, LondonGoogle Scholar
  3. May, R. H. (1978). ‘Human reproduction reconsidered’, Nature, 272, 491CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Peel, J. and Potts, M. (1971). Textbook of Contraceptive Practice, Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
  5. Short, R. V. and Baird, D. T. (eds.) (1976). ‘Contraceptives of the future’, Proc. Roy. Soc. B., 195, 1–224Google Scholar

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© D. J. Begley, J. A. Firth and J. R. S. Hoult 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Begley
    • 1
  • J. A. Firth
    • 2
  • J. R. S. Hoult
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.St George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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