Definition of family planning in English:

family planning

Line breaks: fam¦ily plan|ning

noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The practice of controlling the number of children one has and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of contraception or voluntary sterilization: [as modifier]: family-planning clinics
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Contraception: the morning-after pill should never be used as a regular method of family planning
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    • 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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