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The role of voluntary sterilization in combating malnutrition.
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PMID:  12260647     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
Voluntary sterilization has a definite role to play in combating malnutrition. Malnutrition can start with an unwanted pregnancy, another child born into poverty. Yet, the use-effectiveness of conventional contraceptives can be very low among the poorly motivated, and something like 40% of all unwanted pregnancies occur after the desired family size has been reached. This is the reason behind the increased acceptance of voluntary sterilization - vasectomy or tubal ligation. The public needs to be better informed about the possibility and the nature of sterilization operations, and such an educational campaign is the task of the Cape Association for Voluntary Sterilization. The final decision to be sterilized must be a totally free decision arrived at by a couple who have been counseled. The simplicity of the vasectomy together with the fact that the success of the oepration can be assessed by laboratory analysis of semen for azoospermia give it obvious advantages over tubal ligation. In the latter procedure the occasional technical failure of the operation is only revealed by pregnancy. The primary objective of the Cape Association is to bring about a greater knowledge and understanding of the benefits of voluntary sterilization.
S Woodrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  S.A. nursing journal = S.A. verplegingstydskrif     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0038-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  S A Nurs J     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-08     Completed Date:  1980-01-08     Revised Date:  2013-03-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088120     Medline TA:  S A Nurs J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16     Citation Subset:  J; N    
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MeSH Terms
Africa South of the Sahara
Africa, Southern
Developing Countries
Family Planning Services
Nutrition Disorders / prevention & control*
Sex Education*
South Africa
Sterilization, Reproductive*

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