Indonesian fertility behaviour before the transition: search for hints in the historical record
People facing rapid social change draw comfort from the apparent certainty of ‘tradition’ that are presumed to reflect the beliefs and behaviours of their ancestors. Such comfort may not be beneficial to successive generations, particularly if the traditions are based on myths rather than realities. In the case of sexuality and family planning the difficulties of sorting myths from realities are particularly acute due to the very personal and persistent moral pressures that repress efforts to...[Show more]
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