Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Singh discusses her research in India on infertility

Johnston concerned declines in teen smoking threatened by e-cigarettes

Frey discusses book Diversity Explosion

Highlights

Apply for 2-year NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowships that begin September 2015

PSC Fall 2014 Newsletter now available

Martha Bailey and Nicolas Duquette win Cole Prize for article on War on Poverty

Michigan's graduate sociology program tied for 4th with Stanford in USN&WR rankings

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Jan 12
Filiz Garip, Changing Dynamics of Mexico-U.S. Migration

Fertility after Insertation of an IUCD in Taiwan's Family-Planning Program

Publication Abstract

Freedman, Ronald, Anrudh K. Jain, Albert Hermalin, and Te-Hsiung Sun. 1971. "Fertility after Insertation of an IUCD in Taiwan's Family-Planning Program." Social Biology, 18(1): 46-54.

In a sample of 4648 women who had an IUCD insertion by July 1, 1966 in Taiwan's family planning program, the postinsertion fertility was low in relation to fecundity potential. For those who used IUCDs for limiting family size, only 8% had borne a child 30 months after insertion. Of those who had wanted anotherchild, 40% had borne at least 1 child within 30 months. The postinsertion fertility decline was 65-80% compared with the expected values without contraception. IUCD acceptors, although a highly fecund group, kept birth rates low for 18 months after insertion, regardless of whether their intention was to limit or space births. Women who had previously used abortion or contraception had lower birth rates than others. Of those dissatisfied with the IUCD, only 12% had a birth.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next