Benefits of family planning; by Mark Yusuf, Jalingo


A family is a fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children. This group of people on their own can make decisions on how the home can be managed
including a number of children to have in the family. That is family planning.

Family planning services are the ability of individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. It is achieved through the use of contraceptive methods and the
treatment of in vulnerable infertility.

These issues are influenced by external factors such as marital situation, career considerations, financial position, and any disabilities that may affect their ability to have children and raise.

Methods of contraceptive include oral contraceptive pills, implants, patches,
virginal rings, intra uterine devices, condoms, male and female sterilization among others. These methods have different mechanism of action and effectiveness in preventing unintended pregnancy. The use of contraceptive prevents pregnancy related risks for women, especially adolescent girls and when births are separated by less than two years, the infant mortality rate is 45% higher than it is when births
are neither four nor more years apart. The WHO revealed. Family planning offers a range of potential non-health benefits that encompasses expanded education opportunities and empowerment for women, and sustainable population growth and economic development for Tarabans. This information is gathered at the just concluded 3-day Media advocacy workshop organized by The Change Initiative TCI and facilitated by the DevCom in Jalingo Taraba State


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