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  • This volume, an updated and enlarged edition of the first edition, was conceived as a way to assist action programs by bringing together much of the comparative data that bear upon family planning and reproductive health. A matrix for 116 countries was constructed to embrace time trends for each of numerous data sets. The object was to provide both reference information through supporting tables, and basic analyses through textual presentation. The body of the text comments on the chief patterns and trends of each feature, usually by region. The topics chosen embrace a continuum from the demographic context to past and future contraceptive use, to service burdens, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and, finally, to a selection of alternative action objectives. Large countries are given special attention in most sections.