the concept or a program of limiting the size of families through the spacing or prevention of pregnancies, especially for economic reasons.
(loosely) birth control.
the control of the number of children in a family and of the intervals between them, esp by the use of contraceptives See also birth control

family planning n.
A program to regulate the number and spacing of children in a family through the practice of contraception or other methods of birth control.

The use of education and birth control to limit the number of offspring and the population of a country. (See population control and Margaret Sanger.)


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