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Contraception as Social Action: A Criticism of the Concept of the Unconscious Wish for a Child

  • M. Wilken
  • K. Oeter
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Abstract

The title of this paper was consciously chosen to be provocative: both authors believe the concept of the unconscious wish for a child to be a realistic one. What we wish to pass critical remarks on, is, therefore, not so much the concept itself, but rather on an inflationary and — we believe — unqualified and unrealistic usage in the gynecological practice and research, whereby other concepts that are fundamental for giving contraceptive adivce could thereby be ignored.

Keywords

Contraceptive Method Unwanted Pregnancy Coitus Frequency Individual Advice Precautionary Behaviour 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1982

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  • M. Wilken
  • K. Oeter

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