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From Population Control To Reproductive Health: Evolution Of China’s Family Planning Program

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This chapter intends to review women's empowerment in reproductive health in China according to facts and statistical data under a relatively more operational framework of empowerment. The development of reproductive health relating to women's empowerment in China is reviewed within the "resources agency- achievements" framework through various phases since reform and opening-up. After reviewing literature and analyzing facts and statistical data, the author concludes that there have been in-depth theoretical approaches to reproductive health and women's empowerment in China, as well as numerous research findings. Furthermore, a variety of pilot projects and programs have been implemented to explore good practices, resulting in some successful experiences.

Keywords:China; women's reproductive health



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