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In this groundbreaking work on American public policy and human fertility control, policies and practices of the 70s, 80s, and 90s are reviewed and analyzed in each of the fifty states. Arguing that morality politics have helped make fertility policies contentious and complex, McFarlane and Meier conclude that current policies are inadequate for addressing unintended pregnancy and even contribute to high abortion rates. The authors offer alternative public policy designed to be more effective in the future.

The Outputs of Fertility Control Policies
The outputs of fertility control policies

THIS CHAPTER EXAMINES the immediate effects, or outputs, of fertility control policies. The first section discusses available data. Incomplete data have been a major issue in assessing family planning policy outputs, because for most of the 1980s and 1990s, the number of publicly subsidized family planning patients ...

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