What does family planning mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    limiting the number of children born


  1. family planning(Noun)

    birth control, especially when carried out by monogamous heterosexual couples


  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".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of family planning in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of family planning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chen Guangcheng:

    One child or two children -- the Communist Party has no rights to decide how many children people want to have, from the central government all the way to the village level, do you know how many family planning officials the system employs?

  2. Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby:

    We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.

  3. Poonam Muttreja:

    There is a total emphasis on sterilization in India. Eighty-five percent of the expenditure for family planning is on incentives for sterilization, 13.5 percent is on equipment and salaries, and just 1.5 percent is on other forms of contraception.

  4. Poonam Muttreja:

    Women do need sterilization as a option of family planning, but we need it conducted properly and under hygienic conditions. The manner in which sterilization is being done in India currently is unethical, we will see a huge reduction in maternal mortality if we invest in other methods of family planning also.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.

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