Family Planning-Village to Promote Healthy and Prosperous Families in Pacitan, East Java

Nurma Wulandari

Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Negeri Semarang


Background: Family planning (FP) is arguably one of the most important pub­lic health advancements in the last century. Modern methods of family plan­ning include birth control, assisted reproductive technology, and FP programs. In Indonesia, one of FP program based on community is called FP-village. It aims to help families to attend healthy and prosperous lives. This study aimed to investigate family planning-village to promote healthy and prosperous families in Paci­tan, East Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative observation study conducted in Belah Village, Pacitan, East Java. A sample of FP-Village administrators, mana­gers, and community health workers was selected for this study. The data were col­lected by in-depth interview, focus group discussion, and observation.

Results: FP-Village is a community based forum of various activities, including FP counseling, elderly counseling, and child counseling, handcraft making, and entrepreneurship training. FP-Village activities had a positive impact on Belah Village residents. Family health enhanced with the existence of the FP-village. Community income also increased due to entrepreneurial training.

Conclusion: FP-Village has a positive impact on health, family planning, inco­me generation, and family welfare. Community involvement determines the suc­cess of this program.

Keywords: family planning, health, family welfare, village

Correspondence: Nurma Wulandari. Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Central Java. Email: Mobile: 082135173236.


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