Short Essays

Topics for Short Essays: 6 out of 10

Choose 6 out of the 10 topics below and write a short essay on each of the chosen topics.
Total available time: 3 hrs.


  1. History of contraception.
  2. History of abortion.
  3. When does human life begin?
  4. Hormonal methods of contraception.
  5. ”Natural” and “artificial” means of contraception.
  6. Discuss the Hippocratic oath
  7. Discuss three pioneers of modern childbirth and their contributions
  8. Characterize the positions of "Pro-Life" and "Pro-Choice"
  9. Discuss various causes of infertility
  10. Describe different types of multiple pregnancy




  1. Discuss various causes of infertility
  2. Describe the various methods of "artificial insemination"
  3. In the 19th century: Who resisted the spread of contraceptive knowledge and why?
  4. What is the difference between "natural" and "artificial" contraception?
  5. List and discuss the presumptive, probable, and reliable signs of pregnancy.
  6. Comment on the term "baby blues".
  7. Discuss the role of Margaret Sanger in the history of contraception
  8. What is the "Pearl index"?
  9. Discuss the role of Thomas Malthus in the history of ideas
  10. List and discuss three possible problems related to pregnancy




  1. Discuss the issues of limiting populations and limiting families
  2. Give a brief history of the condom
  3. Describe the most common methods of abortion
  4. Describe the three main stages of conception
  5. Describe the three stages of childbirth
  6. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of "hospital birth" vs. "home birth"
  7. Comment on the present and future growth of the world population
  8. Discuss the various current terms referring to contraception
  9. Discuss unplanned, unwelcome, and unwanted pregnancies
  10. Describe some of the reasons why unwanted pregnancies occur

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