Six in 10 U.S. Catholic hospitals provide family planning: one in five offers medical sterilization.

  • Published 1979 in Family planning perspectives


According to a survey of short-term Catholic hospitals in the U.S., 6 in 10 hospitals offer their patients some form of contraceptive service, most often the Church-approved rhythm method (38%). 17% of the hospitals provide oral contraceptives, 10% provide the diaphragm, and 7%, the IUD. Although it is becoming more popular among Catholics, contraceptive… (More)


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