Family Planning

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Introduction
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. When you start searching for options in family planning, it's important to understand all of your choices and which might be best for you. When you'd like to postpone a pregnancy, artificial and natural methods of family planning can help you do so. Also, if you're ready to plan a pregnancy, it's important that you have the knowledge to maximize your chances for conception. Family planning is the voluntary planning and action taken by individuals to prevent, delay or achieve a pregnancy. Family planning services include counseling and education, preconception care, screening and laboratory tests, and family planning methods. Family planning methods include abstinence, natural family planning and all FDA approved methods of contraception including hormonal contraception and contraceptive supplies such as condoms, diaphragms and intrauterine devices. It is a fundamental aspect of enhancing the health outcomes of women and children. There are many family planning options ranging from contraception and birth control to abstinence and other natural methods to the latest medical technology breakthroughs.

Rationale
Family planning is method of rationally deciding the size of your family. Using family-planning methods can help decide how large your family should be as well as how long to wait in between children and how to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Proper, non-coercive, science-based family planning can help you create a family that meets your needs and wants. Access to effective methods of birth control is an important...
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