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China's One Child Propaganda:
Above is an image that dipicts to the masses that family planning is a social responsiblity to all citizens and plays a central role in economic prosperity.
 


Background

China's one child policy is an act which was created which seeks to handle the issue of population control.  The issue becmae largley popular in the 1950's soon after the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949; government officials faced the problem of trying to increase the labor force population.  Immediately arose the issue of population growth, which at the time had statistics predicting increases of 1 percent annually.  The booming population presented the idea to government officials about the nations' fertility rates.  In this time frame there were a number of contraceptives banned in the form of condoms, spermicide, and diaphragms.  However, in 1958 China began to distribute these items with the hope that the public would take a greater responsibility in family planning, and thus the economic outlook of the nation.  This was a grand notion at the time because there was limited public discussion concerning sex and family planning. The program was underutilized and uneffective at the time and many citizens did not use what was provided to them. After the famine of 1959-1961 the government reasserted the birth control program with more contraceptives and a national family planning program.  Between this time frame and 1978 came the accumulation of knowledge on contraceptives, abortion, and family planning that would be the foundation for the government's 1978 zero populaiton growth goal by 2000.