Family Planning Has Many Benefits

Many studies have looked at the health benefits of services provided by family planning clinics. A report by the US-based Guttmacher Institute highlights research findings showing that family planning, including planning, delaying and spacing pregnancies, helps improve birth outcomes for babies, either directly or through healthy behaviors of mothers during pregnancy.

On top of their primary purpose of preventing pregnancy, contraception also reduces pregnancy-related complications and deaths, lowers the risk of developing certain reproductive cancers, and can be used to treat many menstrual-related symptoms and disorders.

Aside from contraceptive products, family planning clinics offer a range of other beneficial health services for both female and male clients. These include services to prevent, screen for and treat diseases and conditions such as:

  • chlamydia,
  • gonorrhea,
  • HIV,
  • human papillomavirus (HPV) and
  • cervical cancer.

Family planning provides many benefits to the entire family, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

For the mother, family planning enables her to regain her health after delivery; gives her more time to shower her husband and children with love and attention; enables her to pursue personal advancement, and gives her enough time to receive treatment and recuperate from an illness.

Family planning promotes healthy mothers who then give birth to healthy children. With family planning, children get all the attention, security, love, and care they deserve.

For the father, family planning lightens the burden and responsibility in supporting his family; enables him to provide for his children’s basic needs (food, shelter, education, and better future); gives him time for his family and personal advancement; and gives him enough time to receive treatment and recuperate from an illness.

Talk with your doctor for more information on family planning and its benefits.

Shop at Watsons for contraceptives, supplements, and other essential healthcare products.


References: Accessed 24 February 2022,%2C%20father%2C%20and%20the%20family.&text=Enables%20her%20to%20regain%20her,family%20and%20own%20personal%20advancement. Accessed 24 February 2022

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