[Family planning under the view of development]

  • Santos J
  • Freitas P
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The present essay has as objective to critically analyze the current limitations of the family planning applied in public health and to consider changes considering the model of social sciences applied to health and the perspective of the family development. The proposal of this work appeared because of the high number of women who requested maternity assistance in the region of the Reconcavo of Bahia in the year of 2006. By analyzing the variables and methods involved in the family planning, it was possible to verify the following fault: responsibility and exclusive participation of the women, focus in the individual, the number of children as main goal of the planning, biological model, disrespect of the cultural aspects of the partner. In this essay we present the proposal of family planning of the perspective of the development that will be tested as a model of intervention in a future study.

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  • *Family Planning Services/standards
  • *Social Change
  • Brazil
  • Humans

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  • J C Santos

  • P M Freitas

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