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.

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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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