Before discussing family planning, birth control, and contraception, it is crucial to define the terms. Family planning/birth control are contraceptive methods, treatment of infertility, procedures, devices, and behaviors that allow people to obtain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of pregnancies. Contraception is a subset of family planning/birth control, defined as the intentional use of artificial methods or other practices to prevent pregnancy. The primary forms of contraception are a barrier method, hormonal, nonhormonal IUD, and sterilization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Family Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Practice: Eighth Edition|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
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