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What are other benefits of family planning?

As well as saving lives, family planning has other benefits:
Family planning can also help you and your partner enjoy sex more, because you are not afraid of unwanted pregnancy. And some methods have other health benefits. For example, condoms and spermicides can help protect against the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Hormonal methods can help with irregular bleeding and pain during a woman’s monthly bleeding.

All of the family planning methods found in this chapter are used safely by millions of women. In fact, these methods are much safer than pregnancy and childbirth.