Selected Bibliography with Abstracts on Voluntary Sterilization

This bibliography with abstracts represents a preliminary compilation of periodical articles, papers, book chapters, abstracts, and personal communications reporting on male and female sterilization - surgical procedures, legal issues, and new developments - during 1970, 1971, and 1972. Animal studies have not been included except where tests or experimental methods may have a direct relevance for human use. An expanded data base, fully indexed, will be available for computerized retrieval later in the year. This publication is being distributed in the hope that comments will be made on the content, format, and abstracts which can be taken into account in the final computerized file. Anyone whose work may have been inadvertently omitted is invited to send copies for inclusion. On a trial basis, copies of the articles cited can be provided in limited numbers to qualified researchers, medical personnel, or officials in developing countries. No more than five copies will be sent with each request. Please identify each request by the six-digit number found at the end of the abstract. 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Center for Communication Programs,Population Information Program