Family planning practice and the law

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The author of this book suggests that there are two main reasons for the expansion of family planning in the last thirty years. The first is the greater rights consciousness of women in the western world which has led to a greater expectation of choice of whole lifestyle; and the second a recognition that sexual intercourse is something good in itself. Legislation has reflected this change and the book discusses the various kinds of family planning available and the legal situation eg. birth control and minors, the rights of partners, the rights of the mentally disabled, and the responsibilities of doctors and other professionals. Throughout the whole book runs the theme that choice in reproduction is essential to women's health. Drawing on material from England and Scotland, Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the author provides an account of issues that are of interest in the modern world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot
Number of pages203
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1991

Publication series

NameMedico-legal series


  • family planning
  • law
  • birth control
  • mentally disabled
  • rights of the individual
  • rights of partners
  • minors
  • legislation


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