A review on future perspectives of Korean National Family Planning Program based on population and family research findings

Kong, S.K.

Kajok Kyehoek Nonjip. Journal of Family Planning Studies 7: 94-106


PMID: 12178466
Document Number: 353106
The future of the Korean program is examined, based on existing research findings. The small family norm has gradually become more popular in Korea, and certain groups of people, mainly urban middle class, have begun to use family planning methods on their own rather than getting them through government channels. Consequently, the government program might reasonably put empahsis on the underprivileged people who are most in need of its services. Since the ultimate goal of the program is family welfare, it should be putting less stress on the adoption of contraception and should integrate general public health and maternal and child health services, to mitigate the side effects of contraception and to prevent further dependence on induced abortion. For the long term, extensive population education, and research on program development, will be necessary.

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