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Family Planning
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[German Version]

Even though the concept and phenomenon of family planning owes its existence largely to modern technology and the invention, widespread distribution, and marketing of contraceptives and the concomitant interruption in the basic connection between sexuality and procreation, the concept of family planning as understood by Christian ethics should not be reduced to the negative connotations sometimes associated with birth control, contraception, or (at the national level) the control of population growth (esp. in the so-called “Third World”; population po…

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Wannenwetsch, Bernd, “Family Planning”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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