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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. Kostas Bourtzis:

    It's a birth control method, the equivalent of family planning for humans.

  2. Amaka Roselin:

    There should be a kind of family planning in Nigeria because jobless people keep having children.

  3. Wang Pei'an:

    A large population is China's basic national condition so we must adhere to the basic state policy of family planning.

  4. Gilda Sedgh:

    In developing countries ... family planning services do not seem to be keeping up with the increasing desire for smaller families.

  5. Bic Bic Chua:

    I am enraged, we have raised awareness and expectations. There is an increased demand for family planning services. What will we tell these women? They just want a chance to plan their families - is that too much to ask for?

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