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Tanẓīm al-Nasl, Tanẓīm al-Usra
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(a.), family planning, denotes the conscious planning of the occurrence of a pregnancy, including decisions on the interval between pregnancies.

Social and legal aspects.

Family planning has become a major issue of religiopolitical controversy over the last decades, particularly since the late 1950s and early 1960s, when several Islamic countries (first Egypt, Pakistan and Tunisia) began to respond to the dangers of rapid population growth. Governments gradually realised that growing population pressure impedes their economic development. (Egyptian economists and stud…

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Badry, Roswitha, “Tanẓīm al-Nasl, Tanẓīm al-Usra”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7399>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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