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Title Sex and consequences: world population growth vs. reproductive rights?
Subject Birth control--Moral and ethical aspects; Population policy; Contraception
Description The 54th Annual Frederick Reynolds Lecture
Creator Battin, M. Pabst
Publisher Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah
Date 1994-05-25
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,830
Source HQ766.2 B38 1994
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Sex and consequences," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
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Description affecting some of our currently most intractable social issues: except in cases of fetal defect or threat to maternal health, there would be no longer any issue about abortion; there would be no pregnancy resulting from rape or nonvoluntary incest; there would be no nonvoluntary teen pregnancy, no accidental peri-menopausal pregnancy, no need for permanent surgical sterilization, and fewer paternity issues. It would even permit much better timing of pregnancy for women with chronic health problems, since pregnancy could be elected at easier points in an ongoing illness rather than coped with when it occurs unexpectedly.^ Indeed, our ways of thinking about pregnancy and childbearing would undergo radical changeâ€"from something one accepts when it happens to something one chooses to begin. Now it may seem that this is not such a radical proposal after all. If it does not sound so strange, it is worth remembering that in the developed countries, life is already somewhat like this. Women already have access to contraception, and in many regions, especially Scandinavia and the Netherlands, the use of "automatic" forms and related methods like the Pill is quite widespread. The duplication of protection is also increasingly common, as condoms are used for disease prevention while the far more reliable background modalities are used for contraception. The timing of pregnancies is routine, as couples try to pick patterns of childbearing that will enhance their careers, their family lives, and their duties to other family members, and will not unduly strain their physical well-being or their financial resources. And all these things are encouraged by many of their social, governmental, and religious institutions. Furthermore, access to contraception has been increasing in the developing world and, among educated women, childbearing choices tend to follow the same patterns: fewer children, later in life, spaced at greater intervals. So if the picture I've been painting seems in the end oddly familiar, this is just a way of saying thatâ€"at least in the privileged parts of the privileged parts of the world, we are almost there, and we can already begin to see the extraordinary significance of the technological developments now occurring. But it is far from completely the case hereâ€"after all, half of ...24 • ••
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Source Original Manuscript: Sex & consequences : world population growth vs. reproductive rights? by Margaret P. Battin.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
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