Family planning is the planning of when to have children, and the use of birth control and other techniques to implement such plans. Other techniques commonly used include sexuality education, prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections, pre-conception counseling and management, and infertility management.




It is estimated that in developing countries about 222 million women want to delay or stop childbearing but are not using any contraceptive method.

Some family planning methods help prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Family planning reduces the need to resort to unsafe abortion.

Family planning reinforces the right of individuals to decide the number of children they want and timing of pregnancies.


- Benefits:

Enables her to regain her health after delivery

Gives enough time and opportunity to love and provide attention to her husband and children

Gives more time for her family and own personal advancement

When suffering from an illness, gives enough time for treatment and recovery

Reduction of teenage pregnancy.

Low population growth.