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Family Planning in Japanese Society : Traditional Birth Control in a Modern Urban Culture - Samuel Coleman

Family Planning in Japanese Society

Traditional Birth Control in a Modern Urban Culture

Paperback Published: 16th February 1992
ISBN: 9780691028651
Number Of Pages: 296

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"Family Planning in Japanese Society is not another success story about Japan... Samuel Coleman discloses the fact that Japan is unique in its reliance upon induced abortion among married women as the primary means of birth control... [This book is) strongly recommended as an original contribution to social science, work on family planning, women's studies, and Japanese studies."--Takie Sugiyama Lebra, Journal of Asian Studies "For anyone seeking the most comprehensive picture of fertility control in Japan in the 1980s and a sensitive portrayal of the role of sex in marital relations in at least one segment of contemporary Japanese society, the book cannot be recommended too highly. Were there more like it, anthropologists, demographers, and family planning specialists would be well on the way to more sensitive comparisons of the intangible whys of fertility control as well as the technical hows."--Robert J. Smith, Medical Anthropology Quarterly "Here are the answers to the questions that one wishes to ask Japanese friends but can never seem to find the right words, the proper time, or the necessary courage to do so. Do yourself and these friends a favor: read this book."--Betty Sisk Swain, The Japan Christian Quarterly "A very readable and excellent introduction to the subject of contraception in Japan today."--Susan B. Hanley, Contemporary Sociology

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. x
Foreword to the 1991 Editionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introduction: How the Japanese Limit Fertilityp. 3
The Widespread Use of Induced Abortionp. 3
A Dearth of Modern Methods of Contraceptionp. 7
Implications of the Japanese Patternp. 10
The Studyp. 13
Resources for Terminating Pregnanciesp. 18
The Legacy of the Early Postwar Experiencep. 18
How the Law Worksp. 20
Finding an Abortionistp. 25
Safety and Costp. 27
Resources for Contraceptionp. 30
Early Experiences in Family Planningp. 30
Modern Contraception and the Lawp. 34
Obstetrician-Gynecologists and the Pill Banp. 36
Contraception Versus Abortion in the Obstetrician-Gynecologist's Practicep. 38
Doctors' Attitudes Toward Contraceptionp. 41
The Activities of Family Planning Workersp. 44
Organizational Limitationsp. 47
Condom Sales in the Commercial Sectorp. 50
Birth Control Education in the Popular Mediap. 54
Abortion, the "Necessary Evil"p. 57
Religious Sentiment and Symbolismp. 57
Religious Symbols in Secular Contextsp. 65
Fetus versus Infantp. 66
Polls and Surveys of Attitudesp. 68
The Determinants of a Morally Acceptable Abortionp. 72
Women's Emotional Responses to the Abortion Experiencep. 76
Men's Attitudes Toward Abortionp. 80
Abortion Avoidancep. 82
Making Do: Method Adoption and Performancep. 87
Users' Attitudes Toward Condomsp. 87
The Unfamiliar Modern Methodsp. 89
Indications of the Unavailability of Modern Methodsp. 93
Personal Information Channelsp. 95
Cooperation and Controlp. 100
Adopting the First Methodp. 109
Rhythm, the Great Escape from Condomsp. 111
Patterns of Unwanted Conceptionsp. 115
The Switch to Modern Contraceptionp. 118
Conjugal Roles and Women's Statusp. 126
Conjugal Role Organization and Contraceptionp. 126
Role Segregation in Japanese Contraceptive Adoption and Usep. 129
The Japanese Conjugal Division of Laborp. 130
Leisurep. 135
Emotional Interaction and Communicationp. 136
Class and Conjugal Role Relationshipsp. 139
Women's Status as a Factor in Family Planningp. 141
The Important Factor of Educationp. 147
Women's Status in Japanp. 149
Women's Status in Their Marriagesp. 152
A Hypothetical Adaptationp. 154
Sexualityp. 156
Women's Sexuality and Initiative in Contraceptionp. 156
Women's Status and Sexualityp. 163
Male Sexuality and Initiative in Contraceptionp. 167
Male Preferences in Female Sexualityp. 171
Risshinben--The "Heart" of Sexualityp. 173
The Dubious Status of Marital Sexualityp. 174
The Sexuality of the Service Providersp. 179
Four Couplesp. 184
Affluent Blue Collars: The Imaizumi Couplep. 184
Youthful Middle Class: The Ishida Couplep. 188
Older Middle Class: The Miyamoto Couplep. 193
Anomalies: The Kondo Couplep. 198
What Would Bring About a Change?p. 204
Deus Ex Machinap. 205
Change from the Top Downp. 206
Change from Service Providersp. 210
Change from the Bottom Upp. 213
The Necessary Social Trendsp. 215
Selection and Characteristics of the Questionnaire and Interview Samplesp. 223
Translated Questionnaire Formp. 229
Selected Nationwide Japanese Surveys on Family Planning and Related Areasp. 237
References in Englishp. 241
References in Japanesep. 251
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780691028651
ISBN-10: 0691028656
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 16th February 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Type: Revised