family planning

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of family planning

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

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First Known Use of family planning

1934


FAMILY PLANNING Defined for English Language Learners

family planning

noun

Definition of family planning for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

family planning

noun \ -ˈplan-iŋ \

medical Definition of family planning

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

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