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History of Family Planning in Twentieth-Century Peru$
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Raúl Necochea López

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469618081

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618104.001.0001

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Priests and Pills

Priests and Pills

Catholic Birth Control in Peru

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(p.126) Chapter Six Priests and Pills
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History of Family Planning in Twentieth-Century Peru
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Raúl Necochea Pearson

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618104.003.0007

This chapter discusses how Catholic authorities set up a program to supply birth control pills while emphasizing the communal and social implications of family planning. Neither believing that religious doctrine was in conflict with the control of one’s fertility nor willing to treat fertility control as a prerogative of individuals, the Peruvian Church sponsored health exams, sexual education, and responsible parenthood training for families in poor areas. Church authorities believed that the regulation of fertility is compatible with the Catholic faith. For them, the idea of responsible parenthood included providing children with material goods, education, and spiritual values.

Keywords:   Peruvian Church, sexual education, responsible parenthood, Catholic Church, fertility control, family planning

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