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  • 1. PLANNING FOR FAMILY SIZE:
  • 2. 1. WHICH DO YOU PREFER, A BIG FAMILY OR SMALL ONE? WHY? 2. DO YOU THINK FAMILY SIZE AFFECTS QUALITY OF LIVING? 3. HOW IS YOUR FAMILY OR LIVING SITUATION SIMILAR TO THOSE OF OTHERS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? HOW DOES IT DIFFER?
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    • -is the practice of deciding the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births.
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    • The mother may rest and regain health before the next pregnancy.
    • Parents will still be able to enjoy each other’s companionship without too many children incessantly demanding their attention.
    • Gives the mother the opportunity to attend to her needs and provide for her own personal development.
    • Baby will get the intensive care necessary in the first few years of his life without a younger sibling competing with him for the limited time, effort and resources of his parents.
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    • The woman undergoes an operation by which the fallopian tubes are cut and tied to block the passage of the egg from the ovaries.
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    • It is a minor surgical operation which involves the cutting and tying of the vas deferens to prevent the passage of sperm into the vagina during sexual intercourse.
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    • This is a major surgery wherein the uterus is removed. After this surgery, the woman will no longer menstruate and cannot become pregnant. Hysterectomy is done only in cases where the woman’s uterus is damaged or injured.
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    • The pill is a small tablet which contains synthetic hormones which prevent ovulation. The pill is taken orally at a dosage of one tablet everyday. Missing a pill increase the chance of pregnancy.
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    • This is administered by injection to a woman every three months by a doctor or nurse.
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    • It is a thin cylindrical sheath made of synthetic rubber or similar material which is worn tightly over the male sex organ during sexual intercourse. It prevents the meeting of the sperm and the egg cell.
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    • The IUD is a small plastic object about 2.5 centimeters in diameter and with a nylon tail. It is inserted into the uterus through the cervix by a doctor or a trained medical technician. It prevents the implantation of fertilized ovum.
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    • It is a thin rubber cap which covers the cervix and prevents the sperm from entering the womb. A woman who wants to use a diaphragm must first consult a physician who examines her to find the right size. It is always put in place before sexual intercourse and should not be removed until six hours after.