||600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Corporate Communication Unit
||Author is a Medical Officer in LPPKN
||In the current of modernization, many couples are planning to limit the number of their family members. Among the factors that push them to plan a family are getting married at a late age and the rising cost of living. The practice of family planning is very helpful in determining the birth distance between children and the size of the appropriate number of children for a family. This contraceptive practice can also prevent pregnancy in high-risk women, i.e. women with serious health problems or hereditary diseases.