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Family Planning Apache Junction AZ

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.

John Douglas Hoffman, MD
(479) 484-4707
1840 W Apache Trl
Apache Junction, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Gregory D. Layton
(480) 644-1001
Drs. Goodman \x26 Partridge, OB/GYN, 10238 E. Hampton Ave.
Mesa, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Banner Mesa Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 15, reviews.

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Perry E Prather, MD FACS
715 S Arrowwood Way
Mesa, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern
Graduation Year: 1946

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Kenneth Clayton Jr, DO
6024 E McKellips Rd Ste 4-301
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1997

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James Alan Jones, MD
(480) 840-3002
16349 E Via de Arboles
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1982

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Julie R Radca Vieta, DO
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.V. Mily Nieves
Drs. Goodman \x26 Partridge, OB/GYN, 10238 E. Hampton Ave.
Mesa, AZ
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mvmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Carol Lynn Brokschmidt, MD
(520) 795-9911
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1986

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Shelly Rae Messer
(480) 854-2676
6239 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Shelly R Messer, MD
(480) 854-2676
6239 E Brown Rd Bldg 2
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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