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Global Population and Reproductive Health

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    ISBN: 9781449685201

Deborah R. McFarlane

The world population surpassed the seven billion mark in 2011, yet many women and couples still lack access to reproductive health services. These facts have profound implications for maternal and child health, environmental quality, and food security.

Global Population and Reproductive Health provides an introduction to an important and timely public health topic.  The text is unique in that it explores the inextricable link between population and reproductive health – a connection that is often overlooked – as well as their impact on global and local environmental issues. Students will come away with a clear understanding of the relationships among all these issues, and the vital need for integrated policies and international cooperation.

This text offers 15 chapters organized into 5 sections:


    Overview
    Measures and Theories
    Health
    Related Issues
    Policies

Table of Contents:

Preface  
Dedication  
Contributors  
  Part  I  Overview
    Chapter  1  Population and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  2  History and Future of World Population
  Part  II  Measures and Theories
    Chapter  3  Measuring Populations: Mortality, Fertility, and Migration
    Chapter  4  Measuring Reproductive Health
    Chapter  5  Population Theories and Dynamics
  Part  III  Health
    Chapter  6  Contraceptive History and Practice
    Chapter  7  Abortion and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  8  Benefits of Family Planning
  Part  IV  Related Issues
    Chapter  9  Women’s Status and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  10  Sustainability, Population, and Environmental Degradation
    Chapter  11  Climate Change, Population, and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  12  Food Security, Population, and Reproductive Health
  Part  V  Policies
    Chapter  13  Population and Reproductive Health Policies
    Chapter  14  Moving Forward

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