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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method, onanism, withdrawal - a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation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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