Definition of Family Planning
(noun) Using various types of contraception to control pregnancy.
Example of Family Planning
- A heterosexual couple uses condoms and hormonal contraception until they are in a good financial position to support a child.
Family Planning Pronunciation
Syllabification: fam·i·ly plan·ning
- American English – /fAm-lee plAn-ing/
- British English – /fAm-uh-lee plAn-ing/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈfæməli ˈplænɪŋ/
- British English – /ˈfæmɪli ˈplænɪŋ/
- Plural: family plannings
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “family” and “planning” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- blended family
- conjugal family
- divorced family
- extended family
- family life cycle
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- family size
- nuclear family
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “family planning.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 18, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/family-planning/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
family planning. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/family-planning/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “family planning.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 18, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/family-planning/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“family planning.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/family-planning/>.