1. What is the meaning of family planning?
Family planning is a process which guides individuals as regards the number of children they should have, the importance of contraceptives to avoid unwanted pregnancies and how to space the pregnancies. Family planning mainly aims at safeguarding the health of women and the children to be born.
2. Why do I need to do family planning?
Family planning is a necessity in today's world. It aims at making pregnancies safe for women while ensuring their overall well-being. It helps prevent the occurrence and spread of sexually transmitted infections, reduces maternal and infant death and aims at the birth of healthy babies.
3. Should I meet a doctor for family panning?
A specialized doctor like a gynaecologist or trained healthcare workers can be approached to gain a better understanding of family planning. A doctor would recommend the most suitable method for family planning based on the individual's lifestyle and medical history, their cultural beliefs and personal preferences.
4. What are the different measures for family planning?
Different measures for family planning mainly include birth control (condoms, copper T, oral contraceptive pills, diaphragm and surgeries like tubectomy) and assisted reproductive technology. Educational programs regarding family planning are included. Birth control helps in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Assisted reproductive technology helps conceive e.g., in vitro fertilization and surrogacy
5. Are condoms effective for family planning?
Condoms are contraceptives which prevent pregnancy by forming a barrier so that the sperm does not enter the female reproductive tract. Condoms for male use as well as female condoms are readily available. If used correctly, condoms have a 98% success rate not only for preventing pregnancy, but also for preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.