By Tasena Lynn McCreary
It was 2000 when the world leaders adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their respective nations to a new global partnership to reach eight specific goals by 2015. These goals included such topics as ending extreme poverty and hunger, providing universal primary education and combating HIV/AIDS for the development and longevity of life throughout the globe—these eight are collectively known as the UN MDG’s. MDG 4 is the one that directly supports children: to reduce child mortality by 2/3 for children under 5 years of age globally.
Hwoever, this includes progress of a different nature with the term family planning.By using this term, you could almost think it is a pleasant way to prepare to begin a family. Family planning encompasses methods such as sterilization and abortion. The US Dept of Health and Human Services defines family planning as the educational, comprehensive medical or social activities which enable individuals, including minors, to determine freely the number and spacing of their children and to select the means by which this may be achieved.