THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY PLANNING
Family planning is the voluntary and action taken by individuals to prevent, delay or achieves a pregnancy, family planning services include counseling and education, preconception care, screening and laboratory tests, and all FDA approved methods of contraception. (WHO 2005)
Contraception a process or technique for preventing pregnancy by means of a medication, device or method that blocks or alters one or more of the process of reproduction can take place with in impregnation. (Barbara and Wastson, 2006).
More On Family Planning
Family planning is a way of thinking and living that is adopted voluntarily upon the basis of knowledge, attitude & responsible decisions by individuals and couples in order to promote the health and welfare of the family group and thus contribute effectively to the social development of a country, Basavanth appa, (2008) conceptualized.
Family planning as a health and welfare programme which enables individual have and space their child bearing period according to their needs and desires where as Emeh, (2007) defined it as a process by which individual, couples or families decide how they will regulate their reproduction and take necessary action to do so.