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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.

Victor Kissil, DO
(602) 942-2310
2302 W Greenway Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Deer Valley Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Louis Albelda, MD
(623) 846-1632
401 W Van Buren St
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Valencia, Fac De Med, Valencia, Spain
Graduation Year: 1958

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Miles Wayne Howard, MD
(602) 249-0212
13657 W McDowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1988

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James Ray Hines, MD
(989) 753-8453
13555 W McDowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980

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Justin Bradley Nast, MD
(240) 857-8175
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1996

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Scott S Rees, DO
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1999

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Harris Robert Prager, MD
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jenny Rebecca Rau, MD
13555 W McDowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1999

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Frederick D Fingerhut, MD
(623) 846-7558
140 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Maryvale Hosp Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Northwest Women's Clinic

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Miles Wayne Howard
(623) 535-0740
13555 W Mcdowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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