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family planning

the control of the number of children in a family and of the intervals between them, esp by the use of contraceptives
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Deukmejian cut funding for family-planning services twice during his administration, and at that time California experienced some of its highest rates of teen pregnancy on record.
Today, because of Davis' support of family-planning services, California's teen pregnancy rate is below the national average for the first time in 15 years, and the numbers reflect a drop in rates across all ethnicities.
As a result, the family-planning situation in the area is inadequately understood.
The investigation sought an explanation for the low acceptance of family-planning methods in the area by investigating various programmatic issues, which would be of potential importance for the present-day programme.
But it is for its family-planning work that the PDA is best known.
This policy effectively legislates how family-planning organizations in other countries may spend their own money, treat their patients and lobby their governments regarding women's reproductive health-even in countries where abortion is legal.
We also resent and will mobilize to resist the undemocratic means by which papal power has harassed and intimidated governments at all levels in their efforts to provide family-planning services.
The state of Texas continues to reduce the number of family-planning contractors statewide, from 71 agencies in 2011 to 41 today.
The reasons why Romanian women turn to abortion center on the reluctance of the government to promote family-planning despite healthy doses of Western aid to help the country establish such services, Western and Romanian doctors say.
Then later on, the Belgians became very much involved and it was the Belgian and Irish delegates - the chief delegates - who went to Brock Chisholm and demanded that he make a clear statement to the assembly that he would not propose any family-planning programs in any of the annual programs and budget of the organization.