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Is a state of complete physical, mental, and
social well-being and not merely the absence of
infirmity or disease, in all ...
 Is defined as the constellation of methods,
techniques, and services that contribute to the
reproductive health and well...
People are able to have a
satisfying and safe sex life
Have the capability to
reproduce
Have the freedom to decide if,
...
 To ensure that comprehensive and factual
information and a full range of reproductive health
care services are accessibl...
 Family planning
 Counseling
 Information
 Education
 Communication & services
 Education & services for parental ca...
 Fertility – means the actual number of births
applied to an individual or to a group while
Fecundity – is the biological...
1. Heredity > the ability to reproduce is relatively
influenced by fecundity of one’s ancestor.
Ex. Defects in sex organs ...
3. Age > Reproduction begins at puberty, develops
during adolescence and reaches a high point of
maturity.
4. Emotional Su...
6. Lactation > pregnancy is usually impeded as the
mammary glands are active.
7. Pregnancy Wastage > This refers to miscar...
1. Parenthood means
fulfillment
 Parents often feel
that their role as
parents is fulfilled
the moment they
have a child.
2. Machismo
> There is a belief that
the proof of man’s
virility is to beget
children. The more
he has, the more
manly he ...
3. Perpetuation of the
family name
 Sons are desired to
carry on the family
name.
4. Competition with
parents
 A man says’ “if my
parents were able to
support many
children, why can’t I
support more?”. T...
5. More hands
 It is a common belief,
esp. among farmers,
that many children
mean more hands to
work in the farm.
Hence, ...
6. Bigger Income
> Many hands that
earn a living means
a bigger income to
the family
7. Insurance
> Parents’ beliefs that
having many children
is an assurance that
there will be one or
two who will provide
f...
8. Security
 It is a custom of
some parents to train
their older children
and expect them to
take care of their
younger b...
9. God’s Blessings
 Children are
considered as gifts
from God. There is a
belief that the large
family is in God’s
grace ...
10. Fatalism
 Filipinos generally
value fate. Fatalism
extends even to the
number of children
families have.
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Reproductive health

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Reproductive health

  1. 1. Is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of infirmity or disease, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes.
  2. 2.  Is defined as the constellation of methods, techniques, and services that contribute to the reproductive health and well-being by preventing and solving reproductive health problems.
  3. 3. People are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life Have the capability to reproduce Have the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.
  4. 4.  To ensure that comprehensive and factual information and a full range of reproductive health care services are accessible, affordable, acceptable and convenient to all users.  To enable and support responsible voluntary decisions about child-bearing and methods of family planning.  To meet changing reproductive health needs over the life cycle and to do in ways sensitive to the diversity
  5. 5.  Family planning  Counseling  Information  Education  Communication & services  Education & services for parental care  Prevention & appropriate treatment of infertility  Abortion  Treatment of reproductive tract infections  STD & other reproductive health conditions  Human sexuality  Responsible parenthood
  6. 6.  Fertility – means the actual number of births applied to an individual or to a group while Fecundity – is the biological capacity of a woman (or a couple) to have children in the future.
  7. 7. 1. Heredity > the ability to reproduce is relatively influenced by fecundity of one’s ancestor. Ex. Defects in sex organs affect fecundity and is inherited. 2. Health > if a person is in good, he has the highest possible fecundity. Ex. There are diseases that adversely affect a person’s reproductive capacity.
  8. 8. 3. Age > Reproduction begins at puberty, develops during adolescence and reaches a high point of maturity. 4. Emotional Surroundings > A good environment helps in the proper development of the fetus. 5. Ovulation cycle > Every 28 days, one or more ova are released during ovulation – a process in which the egg cells mature.
  9. 9. 6. Lactation > pregnancy is usually impeded as the mammary glands are active. 7. Pregnancy Wastage > This refers to miscarriage or spontaneous abortion or stillbirth. Stillbirth constitutes a longer interruption in pregnancy.
  10. 10. 1. Parenthood means fulfillment  Parents often feel that their role as parents is fulfilled the moment they have a child.
  11. 11. 2. Machismo > There is a belief that the proof of man’s virility is to beget children. The more he has, the more manly he believes he is.
  12. 12. 3. Perpetuation of the family name  Sons are desired to carry on the family name.
  13. 13. 4. Competition with parents  A man says’ “if my parents were able to support many children, why can’t I support more?”. This means that the son wants to compete with his parents and even desires to surpass them
  14. 14. 5. More hands  It is a common belief, esp. among farmers, that many children mean more hands to work in the farm. Hence, the need for more chidlren.
  15. 15. 6. Bigger Income > Many hands that earn a living means a bigger income to the family
  16. 16. 7. Insurance > Parents’ beliefs that having many children is an assurance that there will be one or two who will provide for them in their old age.
  17. 17. 8. Security  It is a custom of some parents to train their older children and expect them to take care of their younger brothers and sisters even at an early age.
  18. 18. 9. God’s Blessings  Children are considered as gifts from God. There is a belief that the large family is in God’s grace or is blessed.
  19. 19. 10. Fatalism  Filipinos generally value fate. Fatalism extends even to the number of children families have.

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