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Chapter 13: Family Planning


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Family planning saves lives.
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Having the number of children you want, when you want them, is called family planning. If you decide to wait to have children, you can choose one of several methods to prevent pregnancy. These methods are called family planning methods, child spacing methods, or contraception.


This page was updated:01 Feb 2021