Other Family Planning Pages
- Birth Control
Key Questions (by Shaylar Padgett)
To ensure that women use reproductive rights the way they want to, and there are many organizations that provide services. The NFPRHA works worldwide and provides family planning to countries like Ghana where HIV/AIDS is a problem and children are being born with it. Family Planning could help with this epidemic. All people can benefit from Family Planning; people who qualify for Medicaid can use federal family planning services to help control family size and help pay for items like counseling and education.
Contraception is always a great method to reduce your likelihood of becoming pregnant and a great way to express your reproductive rights. The emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B, is another way to hopefully reduce pregnancy, however, many people are still having abortions. Family planning also may involve counseling and education, vasectomies, and rhythm method techniques to help couples plan for their future.
Family Planning uses means to obtain the goal of the couple whether that is getting pregnant or not; the means involve contraceptives and even surgical procedures, basically anything that is artificial and involves more than just the couple. Natural family planning involves natural methods like body temperature, cervical mucus, and rhythm to understand when the best time to copulate is or not.
- The Beginning of Life: Fertile Ground for Debate (policy.com, issue 5/3/99)
- Daily Reproductive Health Report (Kaiser Family Foundation) Site provides policy briefs, abstracts of recent reports related to family planning policy, downloadable versions if available and ordering information otherwise. Very current.
- Alan Guttmacher Institute
- National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
- Teen Pregnancy in U.S., 1973-1991 (Green Book 1996)
- Analysis of Out-of-Wedlock Births in US (Brookings Institution)
- Interactive computer game encourages adolescents to delay parenthood (AHCPR: 1/98)
- The Kaiser Family Foundation: Daily Reproductive Health Report
- The (federal) Child Custody Protection Act (Thomas: introduction to Senate 2/12/98, introduction to the house 4/1/98)
- Bailey, Martha J., Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on U.S. Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X (August 2011). NBER Working Paper Series, Vol. w17343, pp. -, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1915762