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.)
noun 1. medical specialization in general practice, requiring training beyond that of general practice and leading to board certification. noun a medical specialty offering continuing health care for all members of a family family practice n. See family medicine.
noun 1. a room in a house used as a center for family activities.
adjective See family-sized
adjective enough for an entire family’s needs; also written family-size Examples They make family-sized appliances like washers, dryers, and microwaves.