Traditional Family Planning
Married couples of all ages with children.
Non-Traditional Family Planning
For the purposes of planning, a non-traditional family is any family unit that has at its center a partnership other than a legally married, opposite-sex couple.
While we can imagine a whole host of family arrangements that may also be considered non-traditional (such as a single parent with children, siblings living together, separated couples who choose not to divorce, etc.), the following non-traditional families face particular challenges due to inconsistent and lacking legal recognition of their family status:
- same-sex or non-traditional gender partners who are prohibited by law from marrying;
- same-sex or non-traditional gender partners who are legally married according to a state’s law;
- opposite-sex partners who choose not to marry for any number of reasons.