Why family planning matters

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Abstract

Family planning is one of the principle tools of human development. Ensuring that all babies are wanted and planned reduces health care and social costs. Human numbers will increase to 11 billion by the end of this century, and human activities are the leading cause of environmental change that threaten our health and happiness. Therefore, the provision of highly effective contraceptive methods represents an important priority of primary medical care. Since women and men with complicated medical problems remain interested in sex, medical and surgical specialists need to understand how contraception and pregnancy will interact with the underlying condition. This paper discusses the interaction between population growth and the environment, and reviews modern methods of contraception

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalReviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • Co-morbidity
  • Contraception
  • Environment
  • Family planning
  • Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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