Family planning allows individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing/timing of their births. It is achieved through the use of contraceptive methods and the treatment of involuntary infertility. A woman's ability to space and limit her pregnancies has a direct impact on her health and well-being as well as on the outcome of each pregnancy.
Importance of Proper Family Planning:
- Helps to reduce maternal mortality and poverty
- Helps to prevent babies being born into poverty
- Prevents child exploitation
- Prevents infant mortality as a result of lack of adequate care, food and nutrition