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Young Couple: How Many Children Would You Like To Have?

Having children is a very important step in a couple’s life, but one that brings about many changes. At the moment, having children can be a big responsibility for parents, especially financially. Of course, there is a family allowance, but it is not enough to support the children. That is why it is essential to resort to family planning. This is the set of methods that can be applied to control the number of children you want to have.

For some countries, family planning is mandatory because of the limitation of the birth rate. It is a birth control strategy. This is the case in China, where the number of children was previously limited to two children for each couple. However, this rule has been changed recently due to the aging population. Now, the country allows couples to have up to 3 children.

Benefits of family planning

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Every couple has the right to family planning. This is essential for the health of the woman and the child and the fight against poverty. Indeed, a spaced pregnancy ensures better health for both the mother and the children. It promotes adequate birth weight and stronger bones for the child and reduces stunting. Not only that, but spaced pregnancy promotes breastfeeding to meet the child’s needs.

Access to contraception allows women to plan their pregnancies. Moreover, thanks to these methods, they can carry out projects and work in order to provide for their family, which also implies a reduction of expenses within the family and an increase in wealth. In this way, the couple can meet the family’s needs and have a better future. In addition, family planning allows women to have a longer life span and a smaller family.

Methods used to manage family planning.

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There are many methods to manage your family planning. On the one hand, there is the use of contraceptive methods such as birth control pills, IUDs, and condoms which are both protective and preventive against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These methods avoid the likelihood of conception, and the use of these methods allows couples to have safe sex while avoiding unwanted pregnancy.

On the other hand, there is recourse to voluntary interruption of pregnancy (abortion), which is permitted in some countries. The woman is required to have a preliminary interview before proceeding with the procedure.

Follow-up care must be provided after the abortion. There are two methods of voluntary termination of pregnancy that are applied according to the time of the pregnancy. Up to the end of the fifth week of pregnancy, which is seven weeks after the beginning of the last menstrual period, the woman can resort to medical abortion.

However, if the pregnancy is already at the 14th week after the beginning of the last menstrual period, a surgical abortion can be performed.

So, if you want to use family planning, go to a family planning center to find out which methods are right for you. At these centers, you can receive comprehensive sex education and contraceptive services.

Final thoughts

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Having 2 kids can be really expensive, and as a single parent, I know the struggle, but I am a professor, so money is not really an issue for me. So, if you can afford it, consider having 2 kids in lieu of just one; this is not only good fr our planet because we have an increasingly aging population, but it also gives your kids a support system that will always be there for you them. There will be fights, bad and ugly fights, take it from someone who grew up with a sibling, but this will only deepen the bond between your kids.

Children fight; it is part of what makes them children; you just have to show them that you love them no matter what and will support them all their life; this is already better than most children did for their kids. So, apart from the cost, the advantages of having 2 kids trump the disadvantages for me.

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