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Textbook of Contraceptive Practice

Textbook of Contraceptive Practice

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: November 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521270854

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  • This volume contains the 1983 second edition of Textbook of Contraceptive Practice. The second edition represented a comprehensive reappraisal of the subject, taking account of the great expansion in information on all aspects of family planning that had occurred since the first edition was published in 1969. It emphasized the historical, social and political, and clinical perspectives of the subject. Advances in oral contraception, in the use of intra-uterine devices and in surgical methods of family planning were considered in relation to consumer choice and their overall risks and benefits. All techniques of contraception, from folk methods to methods of abortion and sterilization, were discussed in detail and evaluated.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521270854
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The history of contraception
    2. Patterns of family planning
    3. The population explosion
    4. The safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods
    5. Traditional methods
    6. Contraception and lactation
    7. Periodic abstinence
    8. The condom
    9. Vaginal contraceptives: chemical and barrier
    10. Steroidal contraceptives
    11. The intrauterine device
    12. Voluntary sterilization
    13. Abortion
    14. Medical aspects
    15. Legal and administrative aspects of family planning
    16. Conspectus

  • Authors

    Malcolm Potts

    Peter Diggory

    Illustrated by

    Jayne Diggory

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