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  Family planning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Introduced in 1960, "the Pill" has played an instrumental role in family planning for nearly fifty years, preventing countless pregnancies and helping to control the timing of others in large numbers; by some estimates, eight out of ten women in the United States use it at some point in their lives.
Family planning is often used as a euphemism for birth control, though its connotations are somewhat different.
Family planning thus often incorporates methods of birth control that either prevent fertilization or work after fertilization to prevent the implantation of an embryo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Family_planning   (225 words)

 9 Family Planning
Family planning services provide opportunities for individuals to receive medical advice and assistance in controlling if and when they get pregnant and for health providers to offer health education and related medical care.
An estimated 6.6 million females receive services from subsidized family planning providers annually, slightly less than one-half of those considered to be in need of subsidized family planning services (those at risk of unintended pregnancy and with a family income less than 250 percent of the poverty level).
Increased access through insurance coverage for family planning is important because in the absence of comprehensive coverage, many women may opt for whatever method may be covered by their health plan rather than the method most appropriate for their individual needs and circumstances.
www.healthypeople.gov /document/HTML/Volume1/09Family.htm   (4067 words)

 fpa Family Planning Association New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality and to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being.
Family Planning is a recognised leader providing specialised training in sexual and reproductive health to health professionals.
Family Planning (FPA) has 13 education centres throughout New Zealand, providing sexuality education services for schools, parents, community groups, teachers, early childhood groups and anyone interested in learning about any aspect of sexual and reproductive health.
www.fpanz.org.nz   (303 words)

 PSI: Family Planning
Two studies of the efficiency of various family planning delivery systems show that, except for sterilization, contraceptive social marketing, PSI's unique contribution to family planning, delivers one couple year of protection at far less cost than any other mode of service delivery.
Improved access to modern and natural family planning options is the goal of all PSI family planning programs.
Family planning is also an important component of PSI/Uganda's efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
www.psi.org /our_programs/family_planning.html   (567 words)

 Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Family Planning
During the 20th century, the hallmark of family planning in the United States has been the ability to achieve desired birth spacing and family size (Figure 1).
Smaller families and longer birth intervals have contributed to the better health of infants, children, and women, and have improved the social and economic role of women (2,3).
Family size increased from 1940 until 1957 (Figure 1), when the average number of children per family peaked at 3.7 (14,15; CDC, unpublished data, 1999).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4847a1.htm   (2668 words)

 American Red Cross
Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team.
Call your family contact--do not use the telephone again unless it is a life-threatening emergency.
We request that attribution to this information be given as follows: From "Family Disaster Plan." developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross.
www.redcross.org /services/disaster/0,1082,0_601_,00.html   (779 words)

 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. - America's Family Planning Program: Title X   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The family planning regulations require that women who face unintended pregnancies be given nondirective counseling on all of their legal and medical options (Federal Register, 2000).
In 1977, family planning services — including the availability of contraception — were extended to minors under the age of 16 as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carey v.
While family planning programs have helped to increase the percentage of adolescents who use contraception at first intercourse (79 percent in 2002), there is still a great need for Title X (NCHS, 2004a).
www.plannedparenthood.org /library/FAMILYPLANNINGISSUES/TitleX_fact.html   (2797 words)

 Contraceptive Methods: Natural Family Planning
Clients using natural family planning may use one technique or a combination of techniques to identify the start and end of a woman's fertile period.
Natural family planning can be very effective when clients are properly trained and counseled and when they are motivated to avoid unprotected intercourse for a week or more each month.
The Two-Day Method of natural family planning is based on the identification of the fertile days by monitoring the presence or absence of cervical secretions during the menstrual cycle.
www.rho.org /html/cont-nfp.htm   (521 words)

 Family Planning Law and China's Birth Control Situation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The methods used to implement family planning policy were formed under the circumstance of a planned economy.
Meanwhile, we have to admit that in the early days of family planning, to check the overgrowth of population, some inexperienced staff handled things in oversimplified and even uncivilized ways as there were no regulations controlling their actions.
At present, the State Family Planning Commission is cooperating with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to launch a pilot project in 32 poverty-stricken counties in China.
www.china.org.cn /english/2002/Oct/46138.htm   (1535 words)

 Natural family planning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the set of methods which help women to achieve or avoid pregnancy by identifying times of infertility and potential fertility.
Increasing the infertile period through particular breastfeeding practices — the Lactational Amenorrhea Method — is also considered a moral way to space a family's children.
The benefits of spacing children are recognized by the Catholic Church, and use of Natural Family Planning for this reason is encouraged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Natural_family_planning   (892 words)

 Georgia Division of Public Health | Family Planning
The mission of the Georgia Family Planning Program is that all women and men in Georgia will have knowledge of and access to opportunities for optimal health care for themselves and their fam
ilies, therefore enabling families to plan and space their children to improve the health of women and children.
Family planning is essential to the well-being of women, men, adolescents, and the community at large.
health.state.ga.us /programs/familyplanning   (409 words)

 Family Planning
Family planning information and services help women and men make informed choices about the timing and spacing of childbearing.
The family planning program provides leadership, technical support, public information and education and funds to family planning service providers.
The MN Family Planning and STD Hotline is funded by the Minnesota Department of Health.
www.health.state.mn.us /divs/fh/mch/familyplanning   (209 words)

 Family Planning Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Family planning services aid individuals and families in making choices regarding the spacing and number of their children.
Family planning is an integral component of the Department of Public Health's efforts to prevent unintended pregnancies and STDs including HIV/AIDS, reduce infant mortality and morbidity, and improve the health of women and men of all ages.
Family Planning sites are located in a variety of settings such as community health centers, hospitals, and community based service organizations.
www.mass.gov /dph/fch/famplan.htm   (495 words)

Nearly 350 million couples worldwide are still in need of effective family planning methods so they can space their children or limit the size of their families.
At least 120 million women want to use family planning methods, but lack access to information and services or the support of their husbands and communities.
This goal of universal access to services needed to allow couples to exercise their full reproductive rights remains elusive: one evaluation found that family planning services are routinely made available to women at a reasonable cost in only 14 of 88 developing countries studies.
www.unfpa.org /rh/planning.htm   (726 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Family Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Family Planning Program Issues - Reproductive Health Outlook - Summary of the status of family planning worldwide and assessment of current needs.
Family Planning Law and China's Birth Control Situation - In an interview, State Family Planning Commission official explains the law and the population and family planning situation in the country.
Family Planning Services in Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention - Surveys in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden and the U.S. identify factors determining the success of family planning in preventing adolescent pregnancy.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Family_Planning   (744 words)

 Family Planning Council of Southeastern PA
The Family Planning Council is a private, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
These include family planning providers; providers serving families affected by HIV, and breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention programs for women 50 and older.
In it's family planning program, the Council supports a diverse network of 29 family planning provider agencies in 85 locations throughout the region.
www.familyplanning.org   (384 words)

 Family Planning Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Family planning clinics often are an entry point into the health care system for women and families who otherwise lack access to health care services.
Each public dollar spent to provide family planning services saves on average of $3 in Medicaid costs for pregnancy-related services and newborn care, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute.
Over 27,000 unintended pregnancies are prevented each year in Colorado as a direct result of state and federally funded family planning services.
www.cdphe.state.co.us /pp/womens/famplan.asp   (181 words)

 A Guide to Family Planning Services in New Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Our goal is to provide each client with the necessary information and education to make personal choices about their family planning needs.
Family Planning is a preventive health service that provides quality, low cost, and easily accessible reproductive health care to women and men during their reproductive years.
Family Planning does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, income, marital status, number of pregnancies, or contraceptive choice(s).
www.state.nj.us /health/fhs/famplan.htm   (566 words)

 Family Planning Program Issues
Family planning helps couples space births, prevent unwanted pregnancies, and avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
The focus of this section is on how to make high-quality family planning services accessible to women and men in low-resource settings by improving program management.
In recent years, family planning programs have made great progress both in improving the quality of care and overcoming barriers to access.
www.rho.org /html/fp_program_issues.html   (236 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Family Planning: Organizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Family Planning Association of Maine - Advocates for reproductive health services and provides funding and technical support to family planning clinics in the state.
Family Planning Councils of America - US association of private, not-for-profit family planning agencies devoted to keeping publicly-funded reproductive health care a national priority.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America - Extensive collection of news and position papers on family planning issues.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Family_Planning/Organizations   (632 words)

 Family Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Family planning plays a critical role in reducing unintended pregnancy.
These pregnancies occur more frequently among women who are low income, teens and minorities and often result in infants dying or being born very sick.
The Virginia Family Planning Program is working to end this cycle by offering comprehensive family planning services to assist low-income citizens to plan and space their pregnancies.
www.vahealth.org /familyplanning   (125 words)

 OPA/Office of Family Planning
The Family Planning program, authorized under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, is administered within the OPA by the Office of Family Planning (OFP), although its budget line is located within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Title X funds are critical to maintaining and operating clinics which ensure the availability of family planning services to low-income and uninsured individuals in the United States.
Over the last thirty years, the network of Title X family planning clinics has played a critical role in ensuring access to confidential family planning services for millions of low-income or uninsured women at no cost or at a reduced cost.
opa.osophs.dhhs.gov /titlex/ofp.html   (763 words)

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 Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning (NFP) refers to natural methods used for avoiding or achieving pregnancy which are based on a couple’s awareness of the woman’s naturally occurring times of fertility and infertility.
Calls for mutual responsibility with regard to family planning by both husband and wife.
Couples that have or are now enjoying the benefits of NFP, and are willing to share with other couples the benefits and rewards of using natural methods for their family planning, teach the classes.
www.familyministries.org /nfp.htm   (650 words)

 Natural Family Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
No longer “guess work,” Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an effective, scientifically based method of family planning that treats fertility as a normal, healthy process.
Northwest Family Services teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method which is based on changes in a woman’s cervical mucus, waking or resting temperature, and cervix.
Couples who are taught well, understand the method, are clear about their family planning intention, and carefully follow all the rules for avoiding a pregnancy all the time will experience a 98 to 99.9 percent effectiveness rate.
www.nwfs.org /nfp.htm   (351 words)

 family planning home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A woman’s ability to space or limit the number of her pregnancies has a direct impact on her health and well-being as well as the outcome of her pregnancy.
In enabling women to exercise their reproductive rights, family planning programmes can also improve the social and economic circumstances of women and their families.
The reasons why family planning needs are often not met are varied, but include: poor access to quality services, a limited choice of methods, lack of information, concerns about safety or side-effects and partner disapproval.
www.who.int /reproductive-health/family_planning   (363 words)

 Natural Family Planning -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Natural family planning is a way to help a couple determine when sexual intercourse can and cannot result in pregnancy.
By keeping track of these changes, couples can plan when to have intercourse and when to avoid intercourse, depending on whether they are trying to achieve or avoid pregnancy.
Two methods of natural family planning are currently taught.
familydoctor.org /126.xml   (695 words)

 Family Planning of Clallam County
Family Planning of Clallam County (FPCC) has been serving the Olympic Peninsula for over thirty years.
FPCC is a free standing 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is governed by a group of active and committed community members who volunteer their time.
Since incorporating as a non-profit agency in 1977, Family Planning of Clallam County has been a community leader in youth education and reproductive healthcare services.
www.familyplanningofcc.org   (105 words)

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