Birth Control Methods

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  • Abstinence
  • Birth Control Implant
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera)
  • Breastfeeding as Birth Control
  • Condom
  • Female Condom
  • Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs)
  • IUD
  • Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
  • Outercourse
  • Sterilization for Women (Tubal Sterilization)
  • Vasectomy
  • Withdrawal (Pull Out Method)

Family planning allows individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births.

It is achieved through use of contraceptive methods.

A woman’s ability to space and limit her pregnancies has a direct impact on her health and well-being as well as on the outcome of each pregnancy.

Benefits of family planning / contraception

  • Prevent pregnancy-related health risks in women
    • A woman’s ability to choose if and when to become pregnant has a direct impact on her health and well-being.
  • Reducing infant mortality
    • Family planning can prevent closely spaced and ill-timed pregnancies and births, which
      contribute to some of the world’s highest infant mortality rates.
  • Helping to prevent HIV/AIDS
    • Family planning reduces the risk of unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV,
      resulting in fewer infected babies and orphans.
  • Empowering people and enhancing education
    • Family planning enables people to make informed choices about their sexual and
      reproductive health.
  • Reducing adolescent pregnancies
    • Pregnant adolescents are more likely to have preterm or low birth-weight babies.
  • Slowing population growth
    • Family planning is key to slowing unsustainable population growth and the resulting
      negative impacts on the economy, environment, and national and regional development
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