1. What is the meaning of family planning?
Family planning involves the proper spacing and number of children using contraception. Controlling the number of children and their intervals can be achieved by means of natural planning or voluntary sterilisation.
2. Why do I need to do family planning?
Family planning prevents unwarranted abortion, particularly unsafe abortions. The risks to women due to unsafe abortions are reduced. Family planning also reinforces your right to determine how many children you wish to have and the time gap between them. You can limit the size of your family through family planning.
3. Should I meet a doctor for family panning?
You can follow your own methods for family planning. While your family doctor or a general practitioner will guide you with the necessary details about family planning, specialists, such as gynaecologists and obstetricians, can also provide help in family planning methods.
4. What are the different measures for family planning?
Family planning methods are classified as barrier methods, ovulation prevention methods and methods in which fertilisation is allowed, but the implantation of the fertilised egg is prevented. Diaphragms and condoms are examples of barrier methods. Birth control pills help prevent ovulation.
5. Are condoms effective for family planning?
There are male and female condoms available for birth control. Contraception effectiveness is measured by the number of women getting pregnant within a year after using condoms. The effectiveness of male condoms with perfect use has been found to be 98%