About the book
Throughout history, contraception and family planning have troubled communities. Nowadays these issues have become human rights as they relate to the determination of the number and spacing of pregnancies. These rights have resulted in the exercise of certain obligations on healthcare officials and policymakers.
Unfortunately, there is a widespread lack of education about family planning, combined with certain limitations on the availability of access to family planning information and services, and a large degree of misinformation about contraception.
The World Health Organization has recognized certain standards that must be met in every community to uphold the human right to family planning. These standards include non-discrimination on any possible grounds, availability in sufficient quantity, with sufficient variety, to everyone in need, physical accessibility, affordability, cultural acceptability, proven quality and provision by trained healthcare workers, recipient informed decision-making and autonomy with full understanding of available choices, while preserving their privacy and confidentiality.
This book aims to present methods, contraception services and the future of family planning.