Some family planning methods, such as condoms, help prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Family planning reinforces the reasons for the delay sexual development in boys’s rights to determine the number and spacing of their children.
Family planning allows people to attain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of pregnancies. Family planning allows spacing of pregnancies and can delay pregnancies in young women at increased risk of health problems and death from early childbearing. It prevents unintended pregnancies, including those of older women who face increased risks related to pregnancy. By reducing rates of unintended pregnancies, family planning also reduces the need for unsafe abortion.
Infants of mothers who die as a result of giving birth also have a greater risk of death and poor health. In addition, male and female condoms provide dual protection against unintended pregnancies and against STIs including HIV. Family planning represents an opportunity for women to pursue additional education and participate in public life, including paid employment in non-family organizations. Additionally, having smaller families allows parents to invest more in each child. Babies born to adolescents have higher rates of neonatal mortality.