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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

Usage Notes

  • Plural: family plannings

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Works Consulted

Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.

Jary, David, and Julia Jary. 2000. Collins Dictionary of Sociology. 3rd ed. Glasgow, Scotland: HarperCollins.

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Shepard, Jon M., and Robert W. Greene. 2003. Sociology and You. New York: Glencoe.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Family Planning

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “family planning.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (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 August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/family-planning/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“family planning.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/family-planning/>.