Potential demand for voluntary female sterilization in the 1980s: the compelling need for a nonsurgical method.

Abstract

The authors estimate the potential world demand for voluntary sterilization on the basis of U.S. data which shows that 31.3% of U.S. married women of reproductive age are sterilized. If sterilization were equally available elsewhere, they estimate that approximately 180 million procedures would be required during the 1980s, or a five-fold increase over the… (More)

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