Responsible Parenthood /Family Planning Prepared by: Rowena M. Tivoli
Objectives: Appreciate the importance of responsible parenthood in planning a family. Analyze the importance of Family Planning within the context of the family, community, country and the world.
Family Planning : Choosing the number of children in a family and the length of time between their births.
Family planning is a means of enhancing their quality life through the proper spacing of the birth of every child.
Family Planning does not mean stopping to have children.
Importance of Family Planning:
For the Children :
Through Family Planning, the children are better taken care of. The parent could meet the basic needs of the children.
For Married Couples Family Planning is a preparation for responsible Parenthood. When a couple agrees to practice this, they will only have the number of children they can afford to support.
For the Father Family Planning helps the father shoulder his responsibility and enables him to give his children equal attention. It also lightens his load because he will not be obliged to provide for and support too many children.
For the Mother Family Planning helps the mother maintain good health and gives her sufficient time between pregnancies to recover from the strain of childbirth.
For the Community, the Country and the World: Family Planning can provide a peaceful, orderly, and self-sustaining community with fewer problems, like juvenile delinquency. For the World , overcrowding can be minimized, and governments can focus their economic efforts on production rather than consumption.