Family planning services delivery. Danish experience.

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The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the Danish family planning services delivery based on a description of the country, the people, and their opinions. All laws and regulations about contraceptive services, including abortion and sterilization, are described in historical perspectives. It is concluded that the system has been developed on the basis of the health care system of the country to such a degree that it broadly covers the prevailing general attitudes of the population and that the expectations of the population to the system are reasonably met. What remains unsatisfactory is a relatively high proportion of induced abortions. Future possibilities for solving this problem could be: to improve the education of physicians, health nurses, midwives, teachers, and social workers with regard to family planning and sexuality; to revise teacher's guidelines on sex education and intensified sex education in the schools; to intensify information to risk groups such as teenagers and single women; and to accomplish general organisation of school class visits to family planning clinics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)95-105
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1990

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