The Social and Psychological Aspects of Family Planning

  • Laurie Zivetz
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


It is widely recognized that the earth’s population is growing at an unprecedented rate. In 1650 there were 500 million people in the world. By 1850 that number had doubled twice. In 1974 there were approximately 4 billion people. At present rates of population growth, it is estimated that 7 billion people will greet the 21st century.


Family Planning Amniotic Membrane Family Planning Program Fertility Behavior Urban Middle Class 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurie Zivetz
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  1. 1.Office for International ProgramsResearch Triangle InstituteDurhamUSA

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