What are other benefits of family planning?As well as saving lives, family planning has other benefits:
- Mothers and babies will be healthier, because risky pregnancies are avoided.
- Fewer children means more food for each child.
- Waiting to have children can allow young women and men time to complete their education, get a better job and contribute more to their families and communities.
- Fewer children can mean more time for yourselves and your children.
All of the family planning methods found in this chapter are used safely by millions of women. In fact, these methods are much safer than pregnancy and childbirth.