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POPULATION EDUCATION
(Family Planning)

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DO YOU THINK FAMILY SIZE AFFECTS QUALITY OF LIVING?
HOW IS YOUR FAMILY OR LIVING SITUATION SIMILAR TO THOSE OF OTHERS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? HOW DOES IT DIFFER?

What is Family Planning?

It is the practice of deciding the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births.

What are the several methods of Family Planning?

The several methods of family planning which the couple can choose from: A. Methods using biological/medical barriers
B. Chemical Barriers
C. Mechanical Barriers

A. Methods using biological/medical barriers

1. Female Surgical Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)
The woman undergoes an operation by which the fallopian tubes are cut and tied to block the passage of the egg from the ovaries.

2. Male Surgical Sterilization (Vasectomy)
It is a minor surgical operation which involves the cutting and tying of the vas deferens to prevent the passage of sperm into the vagina during sexual intercourse.

3. Hysterectomy
This is the major surgery wherein the uterus is removed. After this surgery, the woman will no longer menstruate and cannot become pregnant. After this surgery, the woman will no longer menstruate and cannot become pregnant. Hysterectomy is done only in cases where the woman’s uterus is damaged or injured.

B. Chemical Barriers

1. The Pill
The pill is small tablet which contains synthetic hormones which prevent ovulation. The pill is taken orally at a dosage of one tablet every day. Missing a pill increases the chance of pregnancy.

2. Depot Medroxy-Progesterone Acetate or DMPA
This is administered by injection to a woman every three months by a doctor or nurse.

C. Mechanical Barriers

1. Condom
It is a thin cylindrical sheath made of synthetic rubber or similar material which is worn tightly over the male sex organ during sexual intercourse. It prevents the meeting of the sperm and the egg cell.

2. Intrauterine...
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