family planning

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family planning

noun

: the use of birth control to determine the number of children there will be in a family and when those children will be born

Full Definition of FAMILY PLANNING

:  planning intended to determine the number and spacing of one's children through birth control

First Known Use of FAMILY PLANNING

1939

family planning

noun \-ˈplan-iŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FAMILY PLANNING

: planning intended to determine the number and spacing of one's children through effective methods of birth control

family planning

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Use of measures designed to regulate the number and spacing of children within a family, largely to curb population growth and ensure each family’s access to limited resources. The first attempts to offer family planning services began with private groups and often aroused strong opposition. Activists such as Margaret Sanger in the U.S., Marie Stopes in England, and Dhanvanthis Rama Rau in India eventually succeeded in establishing clinics for family planning and health care. Today many countries have established national policies and encourage the use of public family services. The United Nations and the World Health Organization offer technical assistance. See also birth control.

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