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The importance of family planning within reproductive health

Professor John Cleland demonstrates the importance of family planning as part of reproductive health.

Family planning offers many benefits, including empowering women to choose how many children they have, better health and survival of mothers and children, a reduction in poverty, and a better educated population.

In this step Professor John Cleland discusses these benefits in greater detail and demonstrates the importance of family planning within the context of reproductive health.

As you watch the video, think about your home country or work setting. In this place is it considered acceptable for a woman to limit the number of children she bears and spend time on activities outside the home?

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