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A mother and father are surrounded by six children all wanting attention.
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1950s-1960s Posters: Promoting the Advantages of Family Planning for Individuals, Families, and the Nation

There are nine panels depicting the life of A Li and her nine children. She is shown cooking, bathing her kids, farming, cleaning, and the final panel shows her agreeing with her husband to not have any more children.

Worries of A Li
阿丽的烦恼

Poster produced by the Family Planning Committee of Guangdong Province and the Health Education Office of the Department of Health of Guangdong Province; artist: Ma Dong 马栋; February 1964; 12,000 copies

Although A Li was a smart and diligent woman, she was burdened with the care of six children after 9 years of marriage. She cooked for them, washed their clothes, and cared for the sick—she was so exhausted with housework that she could not function well at work. She realized that she made two mistakes: 1) she married early at 18, and 2) she had no birth control. She and her husband realized that to have a better family life, they should have no more children.