Planned parenthood and mental deficiency

Author: Hathaway, S.R.
Year: 1947
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: American Journal of Mental Deficiency
Volume: L11
Issue: 2
Pages: 182-186
Abstract: The planned parenthood program is herein discussed in its relation to the defective and dull normal population. The author maintains that planning a family is something that is teachable and requires educational and other social services. It is his opinion that the program must be interpreted for these people in simple and direct terms, since the defective and the dull normal are less ready to pick up and apply broader social aims and purposes. In addition, on-the-spot clinics and easily available guidance are urged for not only medical information but psychological and psychiatric handling of the personal and social problems that these individuals face.

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