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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.

Dr.Michael Koszalka
(208) 381-2222
333 N 1st St # 150
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St. Lukes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Glenn Howard Weyhrich, MD
(208) 345-8078
222 N 2nd St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id

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Philip M Krueger
(208) 345-2006
811 N 6th St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Clarence Blea
(208) 381-2222
333 N 1st St # 150
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St. Lukes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Debbie Young
(208) 338-8900
333 N 1st St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Darin Lee Weyhrich, MD
(208) 342-2516
222 N 2nd St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Preventive Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1997
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Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id

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Dr.Darin Weyhrich
(208) 342-2516
222 N 2nd St # 206
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Margaret Ming Jones
(208) 888-2080
311 W Idaho St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Aileen King
(208) 338-8900
333 N 1st St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jacqueline M J Maybach, MD
(208) 338-8900
333 N 1st St Ste 240
Boise, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
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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