The authors analyze the tortuous course that Puerto Rico has
followed in evolving a population policy, highlighting the island's
rapic economic growth, its role as a laboratory for testing
different methods of birth control, and the inevitable conflicts
between church and state. The strands of colonialism, catholicism,
and contraception are woven into a background of profound social
change, characterized by shifting values, industrialization, mass
emigration, and technical innovation.
Originally published 1983.
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