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1950s-1960s Posters: Promoting the Advantages of Family Planning for Individuals, Families, and the Nation


There is a little girl waving goodbye to her younger sibling and her mother standing behind her as she walks to school. The image is titled and captioned in Chinese.

Family Planning Has Many Advantages
计划生育好处多!

Produced by Ningpo City’s Health Bureau, Red Cross Association, and the Science and Technology Association; June 1963

The program of birth control and family planning encourages single people to delay marriage, married people to use reliable methods to avoid pregnancy, and those with many children to use scientific methods of sterilization. These methods of family planning benefit the health of mothers and children, the bringing-up of the next generation, and the fulfillment of men and women at work, production, and study, as well as contribute to the national health and prosperity.

There are six panels depicting family planning has many advantages. The top two images have adults instructing other Chinese civilians, then there are two images of a mother instructing her kids, and the final two pictures show a girl in a ceremony and an athletic young man.

Family Planning Has Many Advantages
计划生育好处多

Produced by the Municipal Family Planning Committee of Urumqi, Printed by Xinjiang Printing Factory, n.d., circa 1964

The poster is printed in both Chinese and Uyghur languages. It promotes the benefits of family planning: good for socialist reconstruction, for workers’ production and study, for the education of next generation to continue the revolution, for family life, for the health of mothers and children, and for the national health and prosperity.