Family Planning

Family planning is the planning of when to have children, and the use of birth control and other techniques to implement such plans. Other techniques commonly used include sexuality education, prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections, pre-conception counseling and management, and infertility management.

Family planning is sometimes used as a synonym for the use of birth control, however, it often includes a wide variety of methods, and practices that are not birth control. It is most usually applied to a female-male couple who wish to limit the number of children they have and/or to control the timing of pregnancy (also known as spacing children). Family planning may encompass sterilization, as well as abortion.

Family planning services are defined as "educational, comprehensive medical or social activities which enable individuals, including minors, to determine freely the number and spacing of their children and to select the means by which this may be achieved."

Read more about Family PlanningPurposes, Modern Methods, Birth Control, Policy, World Contraception Day

Other articles related to "family planning, family, planning":

Thomas John Bisika - Publications
... Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 35(2) 115-117 ... Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care ... "Repositioning Family Planning To Reduce Unmet Need" ...
CEIFAR - History
... to Brazil in 1993 to work with adults and young adults in education and family planning ... the neighborhood of Trancredo Neves with family visits to promote family planning, playful-educational activities, and teaching families in the community about sexuality and ... Working in the community, it became apparent that the lack of family planning was only one of the problems the community faced ...
Li Bin (politician)
... She was chairperson and party secretary of the National Population and Family Planning Commission (2008–2011), as well as a member of the 17th Central Committee of the ... chairperson and party secretary of the National Population and Family Planning Commission. 2013, she was elected as the first chairperson of the newly formed National Health and Family Planning Commission ...
Susan Orr - Acting Director of The Office of Population Affairs - Reaction To The Appointment
... Several groups reacted to Orr's 2001 comment while at the Family Research Council concerning the Bush administration's proposal to stop requiring federal ... The president of a family planning association said, "We have another appointment that just truly politicizes family planning", referring to the previous appointment to ... kind of coverage matters to them." The Family Research Council said that she wanted to give employees the option to have a medical plan without family planning coverage, not to remove ...
Sexual Health - International Conference On Population and Development (ICPD), 1994
... issues, including immigration, infant mortality, birth control, family planning, and the education of women ... to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice, as well as other methods of birth control which are not against the law, and the right ... Access to reproductive and sexual health services including family planning Family planning counseling, pre-natal care, safe delivery and post-natal care, prevention and appropriate treatment of infertility ...

Famous quotes containing the words planning and/or family:

    When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years.
    C. Wright Mills (1916–1962)