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Family planning methods and practice : Africa
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Family planning methods and practice : Africa
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    Section I. African Context -- 1. Health benefits of family planning -- 2. Traditional practices -- 3. Laction -- 4. Adolescent pregnancy -- 5. Infertility -- 6. Sexually transmitted diseases -- -- Section II. What You Need to Know to Use Contraceptives Effectively -- 7. The Menstrual cycle -- 8. Pregnancy testing -- 9. Choosing a contraceptive: effectiveness, safety, and other considerations -- -- Section III. Contraceptive Technology -- 10. Hormonal contraceptives: an overview -- 11. Combined oral contraceptives: “The Pill” -- 12. Contraceptive injections and other progestin-only contraceptives -- 13. Intrauterine devices -- 14. Diaphragms and cervical caps -- 15. Condoms -- 16. Vaginal spermicides and spermicidal foams -- 17. Natural family planning methods -- 18. Coitus interruptus or withdrawal -- 19. Promising new methods -- 20. Prevention and management of complications associated with miscarriage and induced abortions -- 21. Sterilization -- -- Section IV. Providing Family Planning Services -- 22. Relationships between family planning workers and users -- 23. Approaches to delivery of family planning services -- 24. Integration with other family health services -- 25. Keeping family planning voluntary -- -- Appendix A. Selected studies of the effectiveness of the cervical mucous (Billings) method -- Appendix B. How to calculate the interval of fertility, using the “shortest minus 20, longest minus 10” calculation -- Appendix C. Vasectomy kit -- Appendix D. Mini-laparotomy kit -- Appendix E. An inventory of village and household contraceptive delivery projects, 1962-1979.

    This book was written under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development through a reimbursable contract no. HEW/CDC 6-74 for technical assistance and support from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), part of the Public Health Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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