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FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM INTRODUCTION Due to the fast rate of population growth in the Philippines (2.

3%) family planning has become necessary. It has become the responsibility of the state to achieve and maintain a family planning program which most conductive to the national welfare. Family Planning Program defined o It is the process of regulating and spacing the births of children and helping sub fertile couple begets children. o It is a voluntary action of married couples to make informed decisions when to have children, how many to have, and how far apart when to have them and when to stop at least risk to the health of the mother and the best chance to survival of the child. o It is also known as RESPONIBLE PARENTHOOD. It aims to prepare married couples for the responsibility of procreation and socialization of children. Why necessary? o Due to fast population growth o Due to increment rating of children who are raised improperly by the parents o Due to lack of proper knowledge/ misinterpretation of couples between the family planning programs. o Due to many children-related crisis such as abortion and any kind therof. Human Development Indexs Role in the Philippines o It is defined by UN as a countrys average achievements in three basic dimensions of human development. a. Long healthy life, measured by life expectancy affected by disease nutrition, environment, security and population factors. b. Knowledge measured by adult literacy rate (2/3 weight) and combined primary, secondary and tertiary enrollment (1/3 weight). c. Decent living standard, measured by per capital GDP in terms of purchasing power. Table 8.2 Source: UN Human Development Reports 2000, 2005 and 2007 HDI RANK, SELECTED COUNTRIES 2007 Rank 2005 Rank Life expectancy at Birth 2000 Rank (years) % Animal Population Growth Rate 19752005 20052015 Children per mother 20002005

High Human Development 5 Ireland 10 France 13 Spain 20 Italy 52 Mexico Medium Human Development 78 Thailand 81 China 90 Philippines 105 Vietnam 107 Indonesia 128 India 140 Bangladesh Low Human Development 177 Sierra Leone Summary World Average

10 16 20 21 53

18 12 21 19 55

77.8 79.6 80 79.9 74.9

0.9 0.5 0.7 0.2 1.8

1.5 0.4 0.6 0.1 1.0

2.0 1.9 1.3 1.3 2.4

76 94 83 112 111 127 138

76 99 77 108 109 128 146

68.6 72 70.3 73.0 68.6 62.9 62.0

1.3 1.2 2.3 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.2

0.6 0.6 1.8 1.3 1.1 1.4 1.6

1.8 1.7 3.5 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2

2.1 177 174 41.0 1.6





Based on the UN development Program (UNDP) 2002, 2005, 2007 (table 8.2) HDI reports the Philippines fell in the HDI ranking (to #90 from #83) while registering increases in total fertility rate (children per month to 3.5 from 3.2) and protected annual population growth for the period 2005-2015 to 1.8 percent from 1.6 percent. With these rates our population now is the worlds 12th highest and is estimated to exceed 100M by year 2015. On the other hand the most significant improvement in HDI ranking were registered by our neighbors Vietnam (to 105 from 111). The Philippine was overtaken in HDI by the likes of Ecuador, Lebanon, Peru, Jordan, Surinam, Turkey, and Armenia.

It has been found out that the average number of children ever born to families in the poorest quintile is more than two children higher than the average number of children ever born to families in richest countries. The particular outcome can be the result of at least 3 factors: a. The crowding out of women from poor households by a significant percentage of women from riche households that are getting their supplies of modern contraception also from public service b. The lower education of women from poorer households c. Lower capacity of women from poor households to pay private supplies

DEBATES ON THE METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL The church, particularly the roman catholic church and related organizations believe in the natural family planning methods in the procreation of children, based on two principles: a. Firstly, the protection of human life in any way and every form. b. Secondly, the respect for human nature and the need to maintain the inherit character of the sexual act. The church condemns any type of interference or technique in the procreation of children. The Catholic Church and its support organizations like El Shaddai, Couples for Christ, in their prayer rallies affirms its defense of Pope Paul VI encyclical letter on the regulation of birth. DIFFERENT METHODS OF FAMILY PLANNING 1. NATURAL- catholic church favored a. Rhythm Method- intercourse is avoided during the time of ovulation b. Billing Ovulation Method- method wherein couples may use the knowledge of a womans fertility to achieve or avoid pregnancy 2. ARTIFICIAL- what catholic churches protests a. Human Barriers - Condom - Diaphragm - Implantable rods - Birth control sponges b. Birth control pills c. Hormonal Methods d. Surgical Methods







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