Definitions for family planning

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fam′ily plan′ning(n.)

  1. a program for determining the size of families through the spacing or prevention of pregnancies.

    Category: Medicine

  2. (loosely) birth control.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of family planning:

1935–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. birth control, birth prevention, family planning(noun)

    limiting the number of children born

Wiktionary

  1. family planning(Noun)

    birth control, especially when carried out by monogamous heterosexual couples

Freebase

  1. 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 choosing the number of children in a family and the length of time between their births. 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. 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".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

family planning

controlling or limiting the number of children that people have especially by using a means of contraception

a family planning clinic.

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