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The world may benefit from Thailand’s approach to family planning, says the US healthcare director

At the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) that took place yesterday in Pattaya, Timon made the announcement. When it comes to the topic of family planning, the director of one of the most prestigious healthcare institutions in the United States believes that the rest of the world might take a few lessons from Thailand. The director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health in the United States, Jose G. Timon II, is of the opinion that the success that Thailand has had in implementing family planning schemes over the course of the past few decades should serve as a model for other countries to follow. As the largest scientific conference in the world on family planning and reproductive health, the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) has provided a stage for the community of reproductive health professionals around the world to celebrate their accomplishments.

Approximately 3,500 people from 125 different countries are taking part in the event that is taking place in Pattaya. During the event, participants are discussing the problems that are associated with family planning and presenting their research and inventions.

In 1966, Thailand began implementing its first program to encourage family planning among rural families. Three years later, in 1971, the program was made into a national policy. The campaign led to an increase in the rate of contraceptive usage, which resulted in a decrease in the fertility rate from 6.1 to 1.5. The rate of contraceptive use increased from 15% to around 70%. Timon explained that Thailand was selected to host this year’s conference because of the country’s impressive track record in the supply of birth control and its comprehensive healthcare system. “It is our sincere wish that Thailand will serve as a model for other nations. We don’t see any reason why the annual gathering shouldn’t be held in Thailand, which is famous for the warmth and friendliness of its people. The additional information was provided by Sathit Pitutecha, who serves as the deputy minister for the Ministry of Public Health. “Thailand has now changed its focus to growing the number of its population, which is starting to shrink as a result of earlier policies on birth control that have been in place over the course of the last four decades. In comparison to the period between 1964 and 1983, when there were approximately one million births annually, the current annual average number of babies being born is fewer than 600,000. On November 16th, the ICFP gathering will come to a close.

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