Family Planning And Its Effects On Women's Status And Education

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Family planning is the ability for couples to anticipate and achieve their desired number of children and the spacing of their births. The fertility rate of a country can depend on many factors such as religion, the social status of women, access to health care and the ideal family size. Successful family programs aim to change all these things, the effects of these programs are far reaching and often go beyond what was planned. First world countries don’t often need a family planning program, due to an increase in women’s status and education. But third world countries who wish to keep their population down due to economic, space, or resources issues must implement some form of family planning. From harsh laws to changing social norms countries across the globe have begun to see the effects of their programs. Family planning programs can change many aspects of life in developing countries, the changes they make are effect by many things such as the government’s willingness to support them and current social values. In most cases family planning brings about a positive change in the communities it effects. China 's famous family planning programs started in 1962, family planning policies varying from province to province. As described in Family Planning Policy in China: Measurement and Impact on Fertility the general policy was no more than three children and mainly promoted through political and social movements. in 1971 the family planning became uniform across the

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