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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.

Lloyd R Wade Jr, MD
(251) 368-6329
611 E Laurel St
Atmore, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977

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Trenace DuBreuil
(334) 793-3900
1118 Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Campbell Lanier Randall, MD
(256) 551-0525
201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 540
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ernest Wood, MD
(717) 393-5828
3918 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Lancaster Gen Hosp, Lancaster, Pa; Lancaster Reg Med Ctr, Lancaster, Pa
Group Practice: Ob Gyn Associates Of Lancaster Inc

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Dr.William Lenahan
(205) 487-2004
200 Carraway Drive
Winfield, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Pickens County Med Ctr, Carrollton, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David L Rushing, MD
(256) 533-7420
910 Adams St
Huntsville, AL
Business
Clinic for Women PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sharmila Makhija
(205) 934-6600
619 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Peter Eric G Bruckmann, MD
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1972

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Lawrence A Wallin
(334) 281-7523
2019 Normandie Dr
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Stephen E Litsey
(334) 745-6447
121 N 20th St
Opelika, AL
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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