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Evaluation of the Five-Year Family Planning Plan

Citation

Bauman, Karl E. & Udry, J. Richard (1973). Evaluation of the Five-Year Family Planning Plan. Health Services Reports, 88(9), 814-7. PMCID: PMC1616140

Abstract

Interviews were conducted with white and black women in 16 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA) during 1969 and 1970. Ages ranged from 15 to 44 and all the women were below the 150% poverty level. The intent was to estimate the number of unwanted births with the effects of the federal 5-year family planning plan being considered. The results showed 3.8 unwanted births per 100 white women subsequent to adoption of the pill or IUD, and 6.3 unwanted births for black women. If all women below the 150% poverty level had adopted contraceptives or sterilization, 366,456 unwanted births would have been prevented. A possible 24% reduction in unwanted births is attributed to the 5-year plan.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/4594928

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Health Services Reports

Author(s)

Bauman, Karl E.
Udry, J. Richard

Year Published

1973

Volume Number

88

Issue Number

9

Pages

814-7

PMCID

PMC1616140

Reference ID

3517