Family Planning

Family planning is "the ability of an individual or couple to predict and achieve the desired number of children, birth intervals, and time of birth. This is achieved through contraceptive methods and treatment with involuntary ovulation inducers. It will take into account the number of children a woman has or does not have and the specific age at which she wants to give birth. Family planning may be used as a synonym or euphemism for the use of contraceptive and however, there are some methods and techniques often used in addition to contraception.

Methods of Planning:

•Long-acting reversible contraception - the implant or intra uterine device (IUD)

•Hormonal contraception - the pill or the Depo Provera injection

•Barrier methods - condoms

•Emergency contraception

Fertility awareness

•Permanent contraception - vasectomy and tubal ligation.

Related Societies/ Associations: | Human Genetics Society of Australasia | Medical Oncology Group of Australia | International Confederation of Midwives | The American Urogynecologic Society | Human Genetics Society of Australasia

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