Fertility Control Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
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Hardcover. 230 pages. Dimensions: 9.4in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.The worlds population is growing at an unsustainable rate. From a baseline gure of one billion in 1800, global population is predicted to exceed nine billion by 2050 and 87. 8 of this growth will be localized in less developed countries. Such uneven population growth will yield a harvest of poverty, malnutrition, disease and en- ronmental degradation that will affect us all. Amongst the complex mixture of political, social, cultural and technological changes needed to address this issue, the development of improved methods of fertility regulation will be critical. The inadequacy of current contraceptive technologies is indicated by recent data s- gesting that the contraceptive needs of over 120 million couples go unmet every year. As a direct consequence of this decit 38 of pregnancies are unplanned and more than 50 end in an abortion, generating a total of 46 million abortions per annum particularly among teenagers. If safe, effective contraceptives were ava- able to every couple experiencing an unmet family planning need, 1. 5 million lives would be saved each year (UNFPA 2003). Progress in contraceptive technology should not only generate more effective methods of regulating fertility, but should also provide a range of methods to meet the changing needs of the worlds population. Contraceptive practice was revo- tionized in 1960 in the US and 1961 in Europe by the introduction of the oral contraceptive pill by Gregory Pincus, MC Chang and colleagues, based on fun- mental hormone research conducted in Germany. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783642020612
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Product Description: This book represents a unique collection of papers from internationally renowned experts to give us a state-of-the art summary of current concepts in reproductive biology. The narrative has been developed to highlight how new gains in our understanding of reproductive mechanisms have generated unique opportunities for contraceptive development.
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