The fifth freedom revisited: I, Background and existing programmes


In the 25 years since the late Sir Dugald Baird expounded his ideas on a fifth freedom –freedom from the tyranny of excessive fertility-what has happened to family planning services worldwide? Dr Potts and Professor Rosenfield review the policies that have been adopted and suggest realistic strategies for the future.

Published in Lancet, 11 17 1990, 336(8725)

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Malcolm Potts
Publication date: 
November 17, 1990
Publication type: 
Review Article