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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Reproductive health in developing countries: expanding dimensions, building solutions / Amy O. Tsui, Judith N. Wasserheit, and John G. Haaga, editors; Panel on Reproductive Health, Committee on Population, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05644-6 (cloth)

1. Gynecology—Social aspects—Developing countries. 2. Human reproduction—Social aspects—Developing countries. 3. Hygiene, Sexual—Developing countries. I. Tsui, Amy Ong. II. Wasserheit, Judith N. III. Haaga, John, 1953- . IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Reproductive Health.

RG103.R453 1997

614.5'992'091724—dc21 97-4867


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