Contraceptive Use and the Chinese Culture
Aung (Ethan) Soe
Oct 09, 2007
Instructor: Dan Morgan
III. Abortion and Contraceptives
History and Effects
Methods and Types of Contraceptives
IV. Social Implications
Mass Mobilization Campaigns
Males vs. Females
V. Political Implications
Political Make-up and Legislation
Politics and the Future of Contraceptive Use
VI. Ethical Implications
What are Ethics?
Individual and Family Ethics
Regional and National Ethics
VII. The Future
VIII. Overall Negative and Positive Impact of Contraceptive Use
With a population officially just over 1.3 billion and an estimated growth rate of about 0.6%, China is very concerned about its population growth and has attempted, with mixed results, to implement a strict birth limitation policy. China has proclaimed that it will continue its one child policy, which limits couples to having one child, through the 2006 - 2010 five year planning period (Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 2007).
China's one child policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979 to limit communist China's population growth. Although designated a "temporary measure," it continues a quarter-century after its establishment. The policy limits couples to only one child. Fines, pressures to abort a pregnancy, and even forced sterilization accompany second or subsequent pregnancies.
The one child rule is not an all-encompassing rule because it has always been restricted to ethnic Han Chinese living in urban areas. Citizens living in rural areas and minorities living in...