Contraception education has played a major role in the decline of teenage pregnancy and better awareness in family planning among couples. It is also a good source for education against getting HIV and AIDS. Contraception education is not an immediate resolution to population explosion but it does play a valuable purpose of balancing sexual health and economic hardship that benefits the whole community.
- Family planning is an important component of contraception education. Contraception does not only necessarily mean birth control. It also involves family planning in terms of spacing out of children a few years apart each birth. Although family planning has a broader context, contraception plays a major role in the goals of family planning.
- Contraception education helps parents obtain better control in raising their family. Medical costs are soaring high as well as education expenses. Parents with fewer children can provide the needs of their children better by having just enough number of children they can afford to raise. It makes couples responsible in determining how well they could provide for the family by having control on how many children they can afford to give a quality life.
- Mothers can reduce the risk on their health through contraception education. The United States Agency for International Development reported that their studies show that mother with children of less than 2 years or more than 5 years of birth gap can have the potential of risking their health. Couples can decide better on the appropriate spacing for their children through contraception education.
- Sex education is a component of contraception education program. Young adults will be more informed about the risks on unwanted pregnancies and getting HIV or AIDS. Sex education involves giving information in understanding the reproductive system, various contraceptive methods and natural birth control. The CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that there is a significant decline in sexual activities among teens and they have fewer sex partners as compared before.
- The World Health Organization sees family planning and contraception education as effective programs for sexual health education. It promotes public health awareness and the risk factors involved with unsafe sex practice and its possible impact to the family’s economic condition.
- Contraception education addresses the call for population control. This is most significant in over populated countries. It offers different alternatives for family planning and in respecting human lives as well.