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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.

Kimberly A Melen, MD
(412) 854-5921
1300 Oxford Dr
Bethel Park, PA
Business
Womancare Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Maryanne Hugo, MD
(412) 621-7575
3380 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Ob/Gyn Associates of Pittsburgh
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William James Morris, MD
(724) 745-2299
236 Village Dr
Canonsburg, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1974

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Diana Patricia Carmona-Keller
(724) 916-0156
400 Southpointe Blvd
Canonsburg, PA
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Kalyani M Phanse, MD
(412) 279-5431
3909 Washington Rd
Canonsburg, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Canonsburg General Hosp, Canonsburg, Pa

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Robert Warner, MD
(412) 572-6127
1050 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
South Hills Ob/Gyn Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kevin Dean Stocker, MD
(724) 942-5420
2001 Waterdam Plaza Dr
Canonsburg, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa
Group Practice: Washington Ob/Gyn Assoc; Washington Ob Gyn Assoc Upmc

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Marianne Wizda, MD
(724) 942-5420
2001 Waterdam Plaza Dr
Canonsburg, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa
Group Practice: Washington Ob/Gyn Assoc; Washington Ob Gyn Assoc Upmc

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William Radford Coyle, MD
36 Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1960

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Stephanie Shaw Brown
(724) 941-1866
4000 Waterdam Plaza Dr
Mcmurray, PA
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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