Historical Perspectives on the Introduction of Contraceptive Technology

  • W. Parker Mauldin
  • John A. Ross
Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)


This paper focuses on the role of technology in the adoption of family planning programs. In the process it neglects the crucial importance of a well-organized delivery system; the recruitment and training of workers; a focused information, education, and communications program; ensuring a good medical backup program and organization; and the role of management. At the heart of a strong family planning program, however, is the ready availability to most of the married couples of reproductive age of several modern methods of birth control at reasonable cost, at convenient times, and with adequate information about the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods.


Family Planning Historical Perspective Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Contraceptive Method Total Fertility Rate 
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  • W. Parker Mauldin
  • John A. Ross

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