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Definition of "family planning" []

  • A program to regulate the number and spacing of children in a family through the practice of contraception or other methods of birth control. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "family planning" in a sentence
  • "Lawrence Kincaid 1981 sought to explain the rate of adoption of family planning innovations in twenty-four Korean villages."
  • "This type of research design might be a field experiment in which data are gathered before and after an intervention, as in the Berleson and Freedman (1964) study of family planning diffusion in Taiwan (see Chapter 2) and the Tanzania Project on family planning and HIV prevention (Rogers et al., 1999; Vaughan and Rogers, 2000), discussed in Chapter 5."
  • "LATER COMMUNICATION RESEARCH ON DIFFUSION In the early 1960s, communication scholars began to investigate the diffusion of technological ideas, especially agricultural, health, educational, and family planning innovations in developing nations."