A Coordinated Program at the NIH to Evaluate the Side-Effects of Methods of Contraception: Experiences and Problems

  • Heinz W. Berendes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 3)


The principal focus of population research in the U.S. Government is in the Center for Population Research of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. Supported through grants and contracts, a comprehensive program is coordinated by the Center concerned with:
  1. 1)

    Basic biomedical research of processes of reproduction

  2. 2)

    Studies aimed at solutions to major problems related to population and reproductive behavior such as high risk pregnancy, especially adolescent childbearing and the relationship between nutrition and reproduction.

  3. 3)

    The development of new and improved methods for fertility regulation.

  4. 4)

    The evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods currently in use.

  5. 5)

    Behavioral and social science research on the reproductive motivation of individuals and the causes and consequences of population change.



Oral Contraceptive Pituitary Adenoma Contraceptive Method Intrauterine Device Cervical Dysplasia 
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  • Heinz W. Berendes

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