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If you are about to start a family with your spouse, you will often hear about "family planning." But what really does it mean? Family planning is often understood as prevention of pregnancy. However, it is more than just that. Read on for more.

Amy Taylor
(330) 971-4060
525 East Market St
Akron, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Angel J. Miller, MSN,CNM
(330) 335-0304
185 Wadsworth Road
Wadsworth, OH
Business
Womanplace Specialties, LLC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Midwifery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept most major insurances. Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Anthem, Great West, Blue Cross, Frist Health, Cigna, Choice Care, Humana, Medical Mutual, United Health Care, Hometown, Summcare and many more.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Wadsworth Rittman; Cuyahoga Falls
Residency Training: St. Luke's Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Nanticoke Hospital
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, 1997
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Nurse Midwives and Local Chapter
Languages Spoken: English

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Sara Cichowski
(330) 914-1092
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Steven Matthew Gorsuch, MD
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1997

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Howard Ira Shapiro, MD
(203) 845-2229
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1963

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Lynne M Cola, MD
(330) 665-8143
4125 N Medina Rd
Akron, OH
Business
Drs Cola, Cola & Stetler
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Milton Hercules Hamblin, MD
(330) 434-5139
185 W Cedar St
Akron, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided By:
Tsun-Hsin Lin
(330) 543-8348
300 Locust Street
Akron, OH
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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John Rudolph Ahmann
(330) 543-8348
300 Locust Street
Akron, OH
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Data Provided By:
Tara Devi Scott, MD
(330) 666-5532
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1992

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Family Planning, What Family Planning Means for Dads and Moms

Family Planning - What Dads and Moms Need to Know


If you are about to start a family with your spouse, you will often hear about "family planning". But what really does it mean? Family planning is often understood as prevention of pregnancy. However, it is more than just that.

What Family Planning Really Means

Family planning refers to:
  • Deciding how many children you will have
  • Planning when to have a child and the time interval between children
  • Selecting suitable birth control methods to prevent pregnancy

What Family Planning Does NOT Mean

Due to lack of information on family planning, many couples may make decisions that can haunt them for life. Here is what you should know about family planning:

Family Planning is NOT a one-man show

Family planning is a joint decision between the husband and wife . It is important to make informed decisions based on your as well as your spouse's needs. For this, couples should work toward developing an open communication channel between both partners with consideration for each other's feelings and desires.
  • Talk about your desires and aspirations.
  • Listen to your partner to understand his or her needs.
  • Build trust by respecting your partner's feelings and accepting differences in opinion.

It is also important to speak to a family planning counselor who can guide you and your spouse through the various birth control options available and help you evaluate the pros and cons of each.

Family planning decisions are NOT universal

Each couple is different and has different needs. What may be right for you may not be right for another couple. Your family planning decisions may depend on several factors, including personal finances, health issues, and the time you and your spouse can devote for your future children.

Family planning is NOT only about abstinence

One reason many couples opt out of family planning is because they believe it involves refraining from sex. While abstinence is one of the best birth control methods, there are many other options that you can use and still enjoy a satisfying sex life.

Here are some common birth control methods and their effectiveness (according to the Family Planning Council).

Birth Control Method Effectiveness or Chances of NOT Getting Pregnant
Condoms (for males and females) 86% - 97% for male condoms
79% - 95% for female condoms
Diaphragm...

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