Is the use of contraceptives justified? Give reasons.
Use of contraceptives is justified due to the following reasons:
(i) In the absence of contraceptives, the population growth rate will rise at explosive rate and there will be scarcity of even the basic necessities.
Earth’s resources are limited. We have already started facing the problems of overcrowding, food price inflation, power and water shortage, etc. Further increase in population will only aggrevate the situation.
(ii) Contraceptives provide an option for planning the family by spacing the pregnancies and avoiding unwanted pregnancies.
(iii) Contraceptives also guard against STDs to some extent.