Family planning refers to the voluntary use of various methods of fertility control during the reproductive age of individual men and women to assist couples in making reproductive decisions to ensure the well-being of children and parents. The interest in family planning came as part of the basic human rights and one of the most important reproductive rights stipulated in international law and in various international and regional conventions and treaties that affirm the recognition of the basic right of individuals to enjoy an acceptable and safe sex life, and their freedom to determine the date and frequency of childbearing. Thus, family planning allows the couple to plan and control the size of the family, the dates of having children, and the spacing between them, in addition to avoiding unsafe abortions and unwanted pregnancies using safe methods (whether traditional or modern).
The importance of family planning
In view of the many problems resulting from not following family planning, the most important of which is the problem of population inflation, which greatly affects the drawing of future plans, many programs have recently spread to raise awareness of the importance of family planning because of the positive results on the child and mother, the family and society as a whole.