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Global Population and Reproductive Health

Author(s): Deborah R. McFarlane, DrPH, MPA, Professor and Regents Lecturer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • ISBN-13: 9781449685201
  • Paperback    398 pages      © 2015
Price: $121.95 US List
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The world population surpassed the seven billion mark in 2011, yet many women and couples still lack access to reproductive health services. These facts have profound implications for maternal and child health, environmental quality, and food security.

Global Population and Reproductive Health provides an introduction to an important and timely public health topic.  The text is unique in that it explores the inextricable link between population and reproductive health – a connection that is often overlooked – as well as their impact on global and local environmental issues. Students will come away with a clear understanding of the relationships among all these issues, and the vital need for integrated policies and international cooperation.

This text offers 14 chapters organized into 5 sections:

  1. Overview
  2. Measures and Theories
  3. Health
  4. Related Issues
  5. Policies
  Part  I  Overview
    Chapter  1  Population and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  2  History and Future of World Population
  Part  II  Measures and Theories
    Chapter  3  Measuring Populations: Mortality, Fertility, and Migration
    Chapter  4  Measuring Reproductive Health
    Chapter  5  Population Theories and Dynamics
  Part  III  Health
    Chapter  6  Contraceptive History and Practice
    Chapter  7  Abortion and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  8  Benefits of Family Planning
  Part  IV  Related Issues
    Chapter  9  Women’s Status and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  10  Sustainability, Population, and Environmental Degradation
    Chapter  11  Climate Change, Population, and Reproductive Health
    Chapter  12  Food Security, Population, and Reproductive Health
  Part  V  Policies
    Chapter  13  Population and Reproductive Health Policies
    Chapter  14  Moving Forward

Deborah R. McFarlane, DrPH, MPA-Professor and Regents Lecturer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Deborah R. McFarlane is Professor and Regents Lecturer at the University of New Mexico. She has also been a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Dr. McFarlane has published widely in  population and reproductive health policy, including The Politics of Fertility Control (2001). She led the effort to establish the Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and archived at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. She holds an MPH from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She serves on the Publications Board of the American Public Health Association, the History Committee of the Population Association of America,  was chair of APHA’s Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section, and was a board member of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and Planned Parenthood of New Mexico. She has consulted for numerous global and domestic agencies working in the population and reproductive health field.

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ISBN-13: 9781449685201

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