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1. The general problem. Birth control and regulation of births are expressions which are sometimes used synonymously, and sometimes to designate morally acceptable or unacceptable means of regulating the number of births. Regulation of births can mean promotion of births (which may mean artificial

In: Sacramentum Mundi Online

Avoiding pregnancy to space or to limit childbirth. The subject of birth control in this sense is not discussed in the Qurʾān. Rather, the major sources that both medieval and modern Muslim jurisprudence has used to assess practices of controlling birth are those of the prophetic tradition (sunna

In: Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān Online

[German Version] I. Religious Studies – II. Ethics – III. Islam The notion that birth can be understood, not as a “natural” but a “cultural” process includes, among other things, what we today call birth control. Whether and how a child is accepted into the framework of human society is, thus, not

In: Religion Past and Present Online
Author: Giladi, Avner

Birth control, in Modern Arabic most commonly tanẓīm or taḥdīd (“planning” or “limiting”) al-nasl or al-usra (“offspring” or “the family”), broadly applies to control over and decisions about the timing and number of pregnancies, for example, through the use of contraception, although the term

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online

New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids vol. 83 no. 1 & 2 (2009):39-69 nicole BourBonnaiS “DaNGerOuslY larGe”: tHe 1938 laBOr reBellION aND tHe DeBate OVer BIrtH cONtrOl IN JaMaIca On July 14, 1938, the Jamaican Daily Gleaner, the most widely read news- paper in the British colony at

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

Journal of American-East Asian Relations 17 (2010) 257–280 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187656110X546776 Birth Control and Socialism: Th e Frustration of Margaret Sanger and Ishimoto Shizue’s Mission Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci Brown University Email: Aiko

In: Journal of American-East Asian Relations