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원로 산부인과 의사들이 기억하는 가족계획사업(Old obstetricians memories of family planning programs in Korea)

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Title 원로 산부인과 의사들이 기억하는 가족계획사업(Old obstetricians memories of family planning programs in Korea)
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[서울]:연세대학교

Date 2009-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue 연세의사학:제12권 제2호
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language Korean
File Type Link
Subject Social Development < Population
Holding 연세대학교의료원

Abstract

It is generally accepted that the Family Planning Program in Korea, which began in the early 1960s, was the most successful program in the world’s history. Some claim that, thanks to the program, Korea was able to become a developed country in a very short time. Korean obstetricians, though the extent of intervention differed, took part in this program, importing new sterilization knowledge and performing tubectomy and vasectomy. They were a key factor leading to the success of the program. When Korea began to have one of lowest birth rates, some critics blamed the program for this difficult situation. However, the older obstetricians generally agreed on the inevitability of the program considering the poor economic conditions and traditions that encouraged women to have many children. (The rest omitted)