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family planning

Syllabification: fam·i·ly plan·ning

Definition of family planning in English:

noun

[often as modifier]
1The practice of controlling the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of artificial contraception or voluntary sterilization: family-planning clinics
More example sentences
  • All of the BYPC workers are entitled to free medical care, including routine health examinations, family-planning counseling, prenatal care, delivery care, and neonatal care.
  • In 1921 Stopes founded the Society for Constructive Birth Control which led the way for the later family-planning clinics.
  • These workers, more than others, may require access to a family-planning clinic, contraceptive and sexual health services, emergency contraception, or pregnancy testing and counselling.
1.1Artificial contraception.
Example sentences
  • It outlines options for beginning a family planning method following the use of emergency contraception.
  • However, scholars unanimously agree that any permanent method of family planning, or even abortion, can be done if the life of the mother is in danger.
  • Nevertheless, today abortion is an essential method of family planning and should be accepted it as such.

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