(Producer) This film gives a rapid survey of demographic aspects of the population problem and the role of the medical profession in achieving lower death rates. It studies method by which population stability was maintained in the past and stresses the responsibility of the physician to instruct his patients in the use of contraceptives. Techniques of educating patients through doctor-patient interviews are demonstrated. IUD insertions, vasectomy, and tubal ligations are shown. Animal experimentation (monkeys) is mentioned; as is current contraceptive research.
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Advisory council, Bernard Berelson, Harrison Brown, Mary Calderone, John Cobb, George W. Corner, Nicholson J. Eastman, Robert Foote, Paul Harper, Philip Hauser, Roderick Heffron, Raymond T. Holden, Frederick Jaffe, Georgeanna Seegar Jones,Howard C. Taylor, Christopher Tietze, Claude Villee, Myron Wegman ; photographed by Ross Lowell, Michael D. Murphy, Adam Giffard, Jess Paley ; recorded by Le Roy Robbins, Rod Sutton ; mixed by Al Gramaglia ; music by Henry Brant ; edited byEllen Giffard ; written, directed, and produced by Herman J. Engel.
Received: (date unknown) as a donation from American Medical Association.