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Electronic Journal of Geography y Ciencias Sociales.
University of Barcelona [ISSN 1138-9788]
# 69 (25) August 1, 2000
INNOVACIÓN, DESARROLLO Y MEDIUM LOCAL.
DIMENSIONES SOCIALES ESPACIALES Y DE LA INNOVACIÓN

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INNOVATIONS IN POPULATION POLICY: THE FAMILY PLANNING IN BRAZIL 1

Susana Maria da Silva Veleda
Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil.
PhD in Human Geography - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Innovations in population policies: family planning in Brazil (Summary)

In Brazil the fall in the fertility rate, which occurred in the last 30 years, shows changes in demographic behavior, evidenced by the practice of female sterilization. This practice occurs in absentia of official population policies and the support of private national and international institutions. It is only since 1997 that the Brazilian state takes on the task of promoting the free Family Planning, by Law 9263/97. This innovation can redeem indiscriminate practice of sterilization, because it allows the couple to get all the information about the different contraceptive methods and can choose the most suitable.

Keywords: fertility rate / demographic changes / contraception / sterilization / policies population / family planning

Innovations in the population policies: the family planning in Brazil (Summary)

In Brazil the Decrease of the fecundity rate, occured in last 30 years, shows changes in the demographic behavior, evidenced by the practical of feminine sterilization. This practice Occurs without having an official population policies and with the support of national an international private Institutions. It is only from 1997 que the Brazilian State assumes the task to free Promote Family Planning, through law 9263/97. This innovation can redeem the indiscriminate practice of sterilization, because it Allows the couple to get all information on the different contraceptive methods and then opt for the most adequate.

Keywords: tax fecundity / demographic changes / contraception / sterilization / population policies / family planning

The growth of the Brazilian population reached its peak during the fifties. In this period, the population growth was mainly due to the intense vegetative growth, ie, high birth rates and a decline in mortality rates (IBGE, 1996a).


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