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History of Family Planning in Twentieth-Century Peru

Raúl Necochea López


This book presents a history of family planning in Peru, where issues of sexual and reproductive health have for many years been highly contentious. The book analyzes family planning as a historical phenomenon layered with medical, social, global, religious, and moral implications. The implementation of the first family-planning programs in this Andean nation led to a rapid professionalization of fertility and population control by policymakers, demographers, and health and education activists. Complicating the evolution of associated medical and legal policies were the conflicting agendas of ... More

Keywords: family planning, Peru, sexual health, reproductive health, family-planning programs, health workers, fertility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469618081
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raúl Necochea López, author
University of North Carolina