Expert Committee (1971) of the WHO defined family
planning as 'a way of thinking and living that
is adopted voluntarily, upon the basis of knowledge,
attitudes and responsible decisions by individuals
and couples, in order to promote the health and
welfare of the family group and thus contribute
effectively to the social development of a country'.
practices that are apart of family planning are
To avoid unwanted births
2. To bring about wanted births
3. To regulate the intervals between pregnancies
4. To control the time at which births occur in
relation to the ages of the parent
5. To determine the number of children in the
measures for family planning.
are various methods for contraception which involves
physical, chemical, combined and hormonal methods.
permanant methods include sterilization of male
and female reproductive passage tubules or nerves.
most common methods of contraception are ( Links
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