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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.

Nancy Fisher, MD
(802) 859-9500
364 Dorset St
South Burlington, VT
Business
Lake Champlain Gynecological Oncology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Julia Virginia Johnson, MD
(802) 847-1400
89 Beaumont Ave Dept OBGYN
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Cheryl Ann Gibson, MD
(802) 863-9001
23 Mansfield Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kristen Page Wright
(802) 847-1400
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jane Anne Lowell, MD
96 Colchester Ave Fl 2
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 2000

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William Frank Long, MD
(802) 578-7562
89 Beaumont Avenue (H) Box 259,
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1976

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Denise Anne Verleur, MD
(802) 658-6964
3 S Willard St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1984

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Joseph Stevens Moore, MD
(616) 391-2627
22 Proctor Ave
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mi

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Robert George Hayward, MD
(802) 862-7338
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt

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Marjorie Clare Meyer
(802) 847-5066
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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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