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Unit 7: Family planning and nutrition

SESSION 1: Family Planning and Nutrition

SESSION 2: Providing the Facts About Family Planning

SESSION 3: Community-Based Distribution of Family Planning Methods

UNIT OVERVIEW

Short birth intervals and large families are common causes of malnutrition in most countries. Communities can kelp prevent malnutrition by making family planning information and contraceptive methods available to all couples.

When we use the tern, "family planning" in this unit, we are talking about two things:

- Lengthening the time between births - birth spacing

- Limiting the total number of births according to what a couple desires