Simple Guide To Family Planning

Family planning is best explained as an agreement between a man and woman (Husband and Wife) in the issue of determining the number of children they should have, what to do to prevent infection, unwanted pregnancy, and determining the year(s) between birth of children.

Simple Guide To Family Planning

Types of Family Planning/Method

1. Abstinence: Abstinence prevents pregnancy through keeping semen/sperm away from the vagina, so the sperm cells in semen can’t get to an egg and cause pregnancy. It is said that If you’re abstinent 100% of the time, pregnancy can’t happen.

2. Use of condom: this is not talking about the male/husband as the caase concerns it is advised for the female/wife to use condom also.

3. Emergency Pills
4. Use of calendar month/bid

5 .Use Of Injectables: As concerns injectables for family planning there are group, stages and how to use them. some below;

  • One Month: this normally last for a month and it is only applicable or can be taken 6  months after delivery.
  • Two Month: This normally last for two months and it is only applicable or can be taken 12  months after delivery.
  • Three Month Type: This normally last for three months and it is only applicable or can be taken 18  months after delivery.

6. IUCD:  Intrauterine contraceptive device can also help in family planning,
7. Surgery and many more.

Don'ts of Family Planning

You know as humans we all have one way or the other our body responds to various health applications. Some things that you should avoid in family planning are listed below.

1. A woman with body weight of 80Kg is not allowed to take any other type except IUCD or Condom as the case may be.

2. Breast feeding mothers are not to take 3 months injection as it stops lactation.

3. A woman with vericas veins should avoid injectables because it a risk for the body.

4. Avoid the use of expired drugs and condoms.

Some Side Effects
Here are some likely effects if you go against the normal or necessary ways of family planning.

1. Irregular bleeding
2. No monthly bleeding
3.Lighter bleeding
4. Fiver during bleeding
5. Frequent Headache

Benefits of Good Family Planning

1. Prevents unwanted pregnancy
2. Prevents cancer of the ovary
3. Prevents infections
4. Iron deficiency anemia
5.  Prevents menstrual cramps
6. Reduce or prevent ovulation pains


Thank you for reading to this extent, I hope it was helpful. For more information on family planning you're advised to kindly meet a family planning provider for safety purpose.

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