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family planning

n.
A program to regulate the number and spacing of children in a family through the practice of contraception or other methods of birth control.

family planning

n
(Medicine) the control of the number of children in a family and of the intervals between them, esp by the use of contraceptives. See also birth control

fam′ily plan′ning


n.
1. a program for determining the size of families through the spacing or prevention of pregnancies.
2. (loosely) birth control.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.family planning - limiting the number of children bornfamily planning - limiting the number of children born
coitus interruptus, pulling out, withdrawal method, onanism, withdrawal - a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation
natural family planning - any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle
contraception, contraceptive method - birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
planning - an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action; "the planning was more fun than the trip itself"
Translations
تَنْظيم العائِلَه
plánované rodičovství
familieplanlægning
családtervezés
stjórn/takmörkun á fæîingum
plánované rodičovstvo

family planning

npianificazione f familiare

family

(ˈfӕməli) plural ˈfamilies noun
1. (singular or plural) a man, his wife and their children. These houses were built for families; The (members of the) Smith family are all very athletic; (also adjective) a family holiday.
2. a group of people related to each other, including cousins, grandchildren etc. He comes from a wealthy family; (also adjective) the family home.
3. the children of a man and his wife. When I get married I should like a large family.
4. a group of plants, animals, languages etc that are connected in some way. In spite of its name, a koala bear is not a member of the bear family.
family planning
controlling or limiting the number of children that people have especially by using a means of contraception. a family planning clinic.
family tree
(a plan showing) a person's ancestors and relations.

family planning

n. planificación familiar, planeamiento de la concepción de los hijos gen. con el uso de métodos contraceptivos.
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Speaking to participants, District Population Officer(DPO) Sheery Sukhn said family planning was vital for development issues, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health, human rights and environmental protection.
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Background: Pakistan is the 6th most populous country of the world and also among one of the first Asian countries to begin family planning program yet the current contraceptive prevalence rates (CPR) stand at 35%.
ISLAMABAD -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced the 2017 winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders today.
3] Although use of modern family planning methods has been increased in many Muslim population [4] but the fertility rate is still higher and contraceptive prevalence is lower as compared to other religious communities.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Friday hailed President Rodrigo Duterte's intervention to provide free contraceptives to poor women as a 'new momentum' in the provision of family planning services in the Philippines.
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The aim of the mission is to improve family planning services.

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