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I.

Family
a family is a social group characterized by common
residence, economic cooperation and reproduction.
A. Characteristics of Family
1. A family is composed of people united by ties of
marriage,
blood or adoption;
2. The member of a family usually live together
under one roof and they constitute a single
housekeeping unit;
3. The family members are associated with one
another with specific social roles; and
4. The family maintains a culture.
B. Functions of Family
1. The family provides for the continuity of mankind
through reproduction
2. The family regulates sexual behavior.
3. The family provides the necessary care and
protection of every member.
4. The family responsible for socializing the child.
5. The family provides the means by which an
individuals social status is initially fixed.
6. The family is an important mechanism for social
control.

7. The family performs the function of biological


maintenance.
8. The family has an educational function.
9. The family has a religious function.
10. The family political function.
C. Importance of the Family
1. The strong or weak mental and physical aspects
2. In the family, the child learns the meaning of social
responsibility and the necessity for cooperation.
3. The family is the transmitter of culture.
5. The family serves as a model for the establishment
of another family.
D. Classification of Family
1. According to Organization:
1.1 Conjugal family
1.2 Nuclear family
1.3 Extended family
2. According to Place of Residence
2.1 Neolocal
2.2 Patrilocal
2.3 Matrilocal
3. According to Descent

3.1 Patrilineal
3.2 Matrilineal
3.3 Bilineal
4. According to Authority
4.1 Patriarchal
4.2 Matriarchal
4.3 Egalitarian
5. According to Form of Marriage
5.1 Monogamy
5.2 Polygamy
5.3 Polyandry
5.4 Polygyny
II. Courtship & Marriage
Courtship- all forms of behavior by which one
seeks to win the consent of another for marriage.
Stages of Courtship
1. Dating
2. Going Steady
3. Private understanding
4. Engagement
Marriage- defined as a formal and durable sexual
union of man and woman.
Requisites for Marriage

1. Legal capacity of the contracting parties


2. Consent of the contracting parties.
3. Valid marriage license
Dissolution of Marriage
1. Annulment
2. Divorce
Problems of the Filipino Family
1. Immaturity
2. Economic instability
3. Movements of the Filipino family to the
city
4. The querida system
5. Increase in the number of working
mothers
6. Inadequacy of leisure time activities
7. Unhealthy and unsanitary living condition
8. Large number of children
III. Responsible Planned Parenthood
Family Planning- defined as the rational,
voluntary, and moral management of all the
process of family life
Family Planning & Birth Control
Methods of Contraception
1. Safety
2. Effectiveness
3. Ease of administration
4. Expense and availability

A. Folk method
1. Postcoital Douche or Douching
2. Prolonged Lactation
B. Contraceptives
1. Rhythm Method
2. Ovulation Method
3. Withdrawal or Coitus Interruptus
4. Coitus Reservatus
C. Mechanical Contraceptives
1. Condom
2. Diaphragm
3. Cervical caps
D.Chemical Contraceptives
1. Vaginal Suppositories & Tablets
2. Contraceptive Jellies, Creams & Vaginal
Foams
E. Intrauterine Devices
F. The Pill
G.Sterilization
1. Sterilization or surgery
2. Vasectomy
3. Tubal legation