What is family planning?

Also known as: natural family planning, birth control, contraception

The term family planning refers to an overall medical and culturally sensitive strategy intended to control the timing and number of pregnancies and children in a family.

Family planning can be accomplished through a variety of means, including:

  • Education

  • Contraception

  • Abstinence

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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