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Effects of changed contraception patterns on fertility in Taiwan: applications of a non-Markovian stochastic model.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of bio-medical computing
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
1–19
Identifiers
PMID: 7353916
Source
Medline

Abstract

Longitudinal data from Taiwan in the period 1960--1973 are used in an age-dependent non-Markovian Stochastic model of human reproduction to evaluate the effects of changing contraceptive technology and extended use patterns on fertility. The fertility experience of women claiming to be limiters up to the first unwanted pregnancy following acceptance of an IUD is considered. It is found that improved contraceptive technology, and expecially changed switching patterns among methods, account for as much as a 50% decline in first pregnancy probabilities over period studied.

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