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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1997 Jul;58(1):93-100.

Family planning in the 21st century: perspective of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Regent's College, London, UK.


Many women still die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth and yet there are an increasing number of women who wish to regulate their fertility and space or limit their child-bearing. This paper, outlining some success stories, elucidates the family planning challenges and identifies key messages to indicate the role that IPPF can play in the 21st century. Issues such as advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights, increased male participation, serving the interests of marginalized groups, appropriate technology, quality of care and cooperation between various partners, all need to be addressed to improve sexual and reproductive health including family planning in the 21st century.

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