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_CONTRACEPTION_x_ABORTION - Contraception & Abortion...

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Contraception & Abortion Cross-cultural regulation of fertility Increase fertility Decrease (contraception) Regulate spacing of births use both direct and indirect methods Contraception = prevention of pregnancy Abortion = termination of pregnancy
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Contraception cont. Natural techniques plants and herbs prolonged breastfeeding rhythm method continuous absence “outercourse” withdrawal (coitus interruptus) Mechanical, bio-medical techniques spermicides, foams Male condom/female condom or pouch diaphragm, cervical cap birth control pill, ECP’s Norplant, Depo-Provera IUD (intrauterine device) sterilization (vasectomy, tying tubes) RU 486, abortion
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Contraception cont. How contraception works kills sperm blocks movement of egg or sperm prevents ovulation thickens cervical mucus prevents implantation of blastocyst fools or disrupts hormonal signals Issues: effectiveness, STD protection, reversibility, accessibility, side effects, ease of use, religion/moral issues
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Abortion
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