family planning association

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An organization dedicated to aspects of human reproduction, especially to educating girls and women about human fertility and ways to control it. Such organizations exist at every level, from international to local, in most literate societies. They derive inspiration from founders of the family planning movement such as Marie Stopes in Britain and Margaret Sanger in the United States, and leadership, educational material, etc., from national organizations in countries where they are legally permitted to function. Their educational activities and their capacity to provide contraceptive supplies are impeded, sometimes aggressively, by some religious leaders and fanatics in some nations.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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