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Zouhair Amarin

Jordan University of Science and Technology

He is a pioneer in IVF and was the world’s first to develop Microsurgical Epididymis Sperm Aspiration for clinical use. Professor Amarin has published more than 120 papers and has received 8 awards and his h-index is 23.


Sex Hygiene Birth Regulation Reproductive Health Family Planning Innovations Methods Young People Eugenics Quality Rights Future Plans

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Throughout history, contraception and family planning have troubled communities. Nowadays these issues have become human rights as they relate to the determination of the number and spacing of pregnancies. These rights have resulted in the exercise of certain obligations on healthcare officials and policymakers.

Unfortunately, there is a widespread lack of education about family planning, combined with certain limitations on the availability of access to family planning information and services, and a large degree of misinformation about contraception.

The World Health Organization has recognized certain standards that must be met in every community to uphold the human right to family planning. These standards include non-discrimination on any possible grounds, availability in sufficient quantity, with sufficient variety, to everyone in need, physical accessibility, affordability, cultural acceptability, proven quality and provision by trained healthcare workers, recipient informed decision-making and autonomy with full understanding of available choices, while preserving their privacy and confidentiality.

This book aims to present methods, contraception services and the future of family planning.

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Date completed: October 26th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 22nd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: February 20th 2022

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Review results due: May 11th 2022

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Expected publication date: July 10th 2022

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About the editor

Zouhair Amarin

Jordan University of Science and Technology

Zouhair Amarin is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. He was a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University. Professor Amarin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Faculty of Public Health, London. He holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Science, Glasgow, and in Medical Education, Maastricht. He is a pioneer in IVF, and was the world’s first to develop Microsurgical Epididymis Sperm Aspiration for clinical use. He discovered a surgical procedure for critical Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Professor Amarin has published more than 120 papers and has received 8 awards

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