Importance Of Artificial Family Planning

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Conceptual Framework World Health Organization (2007) defined family planning as “the way of thinking and living that is adopted voluntarily upon the basis of knowledge, attitude and responsible decision by individuals and couples in order to promote the health and welfare of the family and group while excluding all the natural family planning methods and thus contribute effectively to the social development of the country”. Ojo (2009) defined artificial family planning as a process of controlling the number of children one will have by using contraception. ,,1 •• According to Llewellyn (2007), artificial family planning is available to help individuals and couples to choose when they will have a child or to choose the number of children…show more content…
In Nigeria Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) was launched in 1998, Wood and Sulthers (2007) went so far as to declare that “men and women have always longed both for fertility and sterility, each at its appointed time and its chosen circumstances". Methods of artificial family planning According to WHO (2007), this includes the following methods. • Barrier methods • Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Devices…show more content…
Factors affecting the acceptance of artificial family planning method 1. Culture: In some culture, it is a taboo for a woman to practice artificial family planning methods as they believe that the forcibly end her child bearing as they believe she is supposed to bear all the babies in her womb. Also, some culture believes that a woman who performed sterilization method or intra-uterine devices before she dies will never give birth again in her next life. 2. Religion: Some religions for example Roman Catholic Church disproves the use of all artificial methods of family planning entirely (catholic manual 2004). 3. Socio-Economic Status: The decision to choose any artificial family planning methods and the type suitable for an individual is to a large extent determined by an individual or couples economic status. This is so because even where the services are free of charge, its accessibility is still a problem to most women living in rural areas and also where to obtain such services example the sterilization contraceptive .that require finance because it involves surgical incision. These means that a lot of socio-economic factors affects the acceptance of artificial family planning

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