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Q: Birth Control in China ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Birth Control in China
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: bunny213-ga
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Posted: 06 May 2006 09:33 PDT
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Question ID: 726078
Do the Chinese take birth control (the Pill)?  According to my
research, the IUD is most popular.  Family Planning Law only allow one
child, is birth control used by citizens to comply with the law?
Subject: Re: Birth Control in China
Answered By: alanna-ga on 06 May 2006 11:03 PDT
Hi bunny213-ga ?

Thanks for your question to Google Answers.

A research paper on contraceptive failure had the following to say
about contraception in China.

"China can be described as a mosaic of different cultures, living in
an area of over 9.6 million square kilometers divided into 31
administrative regions, with each region having its own cultural and
geographic characteristics. Also, there is diversity in fertility
patterns and family planning programmes ..."

The paper lists the following modern contraceptive methods used in China:

male surgical sterilization; female sterilization; IUDs; various types
of oral contraceptive pills; injectables (both injections and
implants); condoms; barrier methods such as cervical cap and
diaphragm; spermicidal methods such as jelly, foam, contraceptive
suppository, external contraceptive pill and external contraceptive

The paper also gave an accounting of the traditional methods used:

rhythm (safe period or periodic abstinence); withdrawal (coitus
interrupts); Chinese herbs

"Of all type of contraceptives used, modern methods account for 98.6
per cent, whereas traditional methods account for only 1.4 per cent."

Contraceptive failure and its subsequent effects in China
  (Scroll down to footnotes A and C near bottom of page)

The IUD and female sterilization are the most widely used methods of contraception

New Frontiers in Contraceptive Research (page 110)

China is also one of three countries in the world, along with the
United States and India, to be working to develop a contraceptive

Research And Development Of Contraceptive Vaccine

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Search terms: birth control methods china

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That was an interesting question to research; I hope the answer is helpful.

All the  best,

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