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In: Population and the Role of Law in the Americas (Proceedings of a seminar of the Human Rights Committee at the 18th conference of the Inter-American Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro, August 1973). Medford, Mass., Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1974. (Law and Population Series No. 18). p.47-52The sale and distribution of contraceptives and the dissemination of information about them is legal in all 50 states. Only sales to minors, advertising, and places of advertising and sale are restricted. The current trend has been towards state-supported family planning services, sex education in schools, and easing of restrictions on voluntary sterilization. The U.S. Commission on Population Growth and the American Future recommended a slowdown in growth and the U.S. Congress has authorized the development of family planning and information services. The U.S. Supreme Court has applied the principle of right of privacy to contraceptive use by individuals. Support has also been given to U.N. programs and declarations on family planning. Statutes in all nations should provde for the changes in social attitudes and the population problems in conformity with the U.N. resolutions.