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  1. Immunization to regulate fertility : biological and cultural frameworks.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Global immunization and culture : compliance and resistance in large-scale public health campaigns. Symposium. .

    Deliberate immunization to control fertility differs from that to control disease.

    Those differences can be discussed within various frameworks, e.g., intent, recipient population, biological bases, and immunological targets.

    Others include differing perspectives of developers, providers and users, and rights of the state to impose programs of control.

    Almost all of the differences are grounded in the social, economic, and gendered aspects of societies.

    The intent of providing a fertility-regulating vaccine is to prevent pregnancy.

    In theory, men as well as women could receive such vaccines.

    Traditional vaccines are intended to prevent disease and are generally given to susceptible individuals whether male or female, child or adult.

    The biological bases of contraceptive vaccines are molecules specific to reproduction.

    The immune response generated by most anti-fertility vaccines is directed toward'self'one's own cells and molecules.

    In contrast, the bases of traditional vaccines are materials derived from non-self, disease-causing microorganisms ; the immunological targets are those microorganisms or their toxic products.

    From a developer perspective vaccines that regulate fertility differ little from those that control disease ; both prevent a particular condition.

    Developers cite these advantages to contraceptive vaccines : non-invasive, no serious side-effects, easy to use, reduced patient failure, and long-lasting but naturally reversible.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Contrôle naissance, Pays en développement, Vaccination, Homme, Femelle, Programme sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth control, Developing countries, Vaccination, Human, Female, Sanitary program

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0497225

    Code Inist : 002B20A02. Création : 01/03/1996.