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The Phrase "Family Planning"

Why does it not include the use of money for people trying to offset the cost of procedures not always covered by insurance like invetro?
Why does it seem the phrase "Family Planning" is only used to cover family prevention?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:50 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (16)
  • We pay health insurance through our employers, but to have in vitro will cost us dearly.

    Why is there no assistance in the "family planning" funds of Government to help us? We would gladly pay into a government grant to help us, if available. Not asking for a free ride, just a govt loan to help offset costs of FAMILY PLANNING.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • I agree that it should go both ways. You would also think that they would want to spend some of that money to encourage more Americans to adopt babies from our own country instead of from overseas. There needs to be a whole revamp to that policy.

    Answer by NewMommyin06 at 2:55 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Seems the only CHOICES are how not to have kids not how to have them. Very good point OP.

    Answer by momof030404 at 2:57 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Maybe it's assumed that only wealthy people can afford invetro and they don't need the assistance. However, I don't agree with that theory.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:59 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • what exactly are you referencing here? the family planning council?
    or merely the term 'family planning?'
    for me it applies to all forms of family planning methods--pregnancy, prevention, adoption, etc.


    Answer by heatherama at 2:59 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • regarding in vitro... many facilities offer affordable programs or financing for couples who cannot afford the immediate cost of the procedure.

    Answer by heatherama at 3:07 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • heatherama looking at most family planning council website (varying by state) NOT ONE offers support to those who are actually trying to plan a family and may need additional support, information, and assistance. Most of these receive state funding. But how are they planning families if they are more often helping PREVENT families? Shouldn't the taxpayer money be spent both ways?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • I seriously suggest googling "family planning". It is shocking to those of us who are trying to plan a family and are having difficulties. Shocking to see Family Planning equals Family Prevention. And facilities who offer payment plans raise their costs to offset the delay in payment. Where is the government to help? A government loan would be great in such a case. Not asking for a handout/


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • it seems you are just out to complain about the phrase which doesn't make much sense to me.
    if you're not pleased with the term 'family planning' then don't use it? i guess i'm not really understand you here.
    i have a family and i am planning on adding a new addition soon but i'm not offended at the phrase 'family planning' or what family planning programs do/attempt to do.


    Answer by heatherama at 3:18 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • ...
    most states offer 'family planning' programs via their health departments.
    but they also provide prenatal care, as well as counselling and some(including my state) provides you with information regarding adoption.

    personally, i don't see any reason why the government shouldn't help with those who are try to conceive but having difficulties. perhaps you can look into that in your area or otherwise and see if there are any causes you can join to help raise awareness on that issue?

    Answer by heatherama at 3:20 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

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