Save Your Countries Future! Family Planning Series (I)

The WHO defines Family Planning as the way of thinking and living adopted voluntarily, upon the basis of knowledge , attitudes, and responsible decisions by the individuals and couples , in order to promote the health and welfare of the family group and thus contribute effectively to the social development of the country.

What are the objectives of Family Planning?

• To promote unwanted births
• To promote wanted births
• To regulate good birth spacing between pregnancies
• To determine the number of children in the family
• To control the time at which births occur in relation to the ages of the parents.
• To promote good health of the mother

What is the minimum time difference between pregnancies?

2 years in minimum

What are the methods that are used in Family planning?

There are two basic divisions: Permanent and Temporary methods.

Permanent Methods include: (Minor Surgical Procedures)

• Vasectomy: Males
• Tubectomy: Females

Temporary Methods Include:

• Barrier methods like condoms, diaphragms, Jellies and Pastes
• IUD’s (Intra –Uterine Devices )
• Hormonal Method: Oral Contraceptive Pills, Injections, Subcutaneous Implants and Vaginal Rings
• Post- Conceptional Methods
• Miscellaneous Like Abstinence, Coitus Interuptus, Safe Period Etc

(I will be discussing these on an individual basis in my next posts)

More Common in Nepal: IUD’s (Intrauterine Devices) and Oral Contraceptive Pills.


One thought on “Save Your Countries Future! Family Planning Series (I)

  1. thats wonderful doc, my father from remote village of dolakha worked for family planning for a decade in 1960s to 1970s and its a great honor to help family planning grow across countries of world to save costs help nation build stronger, and thnaks for great picture illustration

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