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Family Planning Buffalo Grove IL

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.

Tanner Colegrove, MD
(847) 234-9110
900 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Business
Lake Forest Office of Westmoreland OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Laurence Alan Jacobs, MD
(847) 215-8899
135 North Arlington Heights Roa
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1975

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Joel Burton Greenman, MD
(847) 221-4900
1300 Busch Pkwy
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1965

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Morton Miller, MD
145 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1959

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Joyce Gail Chams, MD
(773) 283-3404
1022 Weiland Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lori Michelle Warren, MD
(847) 925-0400
600 W Lake Cook Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1998

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Papa Win DeLacruz
(847) 808-8884
600 W Lake Cook Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Beth Ann Sum, MD
(847) 318-9350
214 McHenry Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Jay Eisenberg, MD
(847) 925-0400
600 W Lake Cook Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Polish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il; St Alexius Med Ctr, Hoffman Ests, Il
Group Practice: Womens Health First Ob Gyn

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Erwin George Szela
(847) 808-8884
600 W Lake Cook Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
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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