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family planning

the concept or a program of limiting the size of families through the spacing or prevention of pregnancies, especially for economic reasons.
(loosely) birth control.
Origin of family planning
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many of us have long advocated birth control and family planning.
  • Another explanation might be a rise in family planning.
  • Therefore family planning and considering the future is not an impossible feat.
  • It is much cheaper to provide education and family planning resources than it is to provide food and water.
  • Knowledge of one's own genome is increasing in demand as family planning and alternative options become more prevalent.
  • Political intervention is needed to ban the destruction of forests and provide family planning to the poor.
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  • family planning: contraception, sterilization, and pregnancy termination.
  • The best aid that can be given concerns family planning.
  • Nor is the point that parents everywhere should not have access to contraception and family planning education.
British Dictionary definitions for family planning

family planning

the control of the number of children in a family and of the intervals between them, esp by the use of contraceptives See also birth control
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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family planning in Medicine

family planning n.
A program to regulate the number and spacing of children in a family through the practice of contraception or other methods of birth control.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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family planning in Culture

family planning definition

The use of education and birth control to limit the number of offspring and the population of a country. (See population control and Margaret Sanger.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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