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Interrelations Between Maternal And Neonatal Health And Family Planning: Conceptualization Of The Theme
Published 1983 · Psychology
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When the “Health Theme in Family Planning” was formulated by this author ten years ago (l)f most of the data came from the more developed countries. Evidence for the theme, based on data from developing countries, became available or newly discovered during the decade of the seventies. Furthermore, several major studies in the less developed countries were carried out and provided additional support for the theme. One prominent example is the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored collaborative study of family planning and health in ten countries. The report on studies in India, Iran, Lebanon, Philippines and Turkey was published by WHO in 1976 (2). The report on studies in Colombia, Egypt, Pakistan and Syria was published in 1981 (3), while the Taiwan report is soon to be published by the Provincial Institute of Maternal and Child Health (4). Another prominent example is the study in several Latin American countries by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in 1975 (5). Furthermore, analysis of data collected by the International Fertility Research Program (IFRP) has provided additional support (6).