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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.

Shaukat Jahan MD
(703) 421-4050
21495 Ridgetop Cir
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kimberly A De Stefano, MD
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 2001

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Neda Hashemi, MD
6201 Centreville Rd
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1998

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Susan Sorrells Allen, MD
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1985

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Eleni Solos Kountouri, MD
(703) 968-0015
13890 Braddock Rd Ste 300
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1994

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Samuel Oliver Grimm III, MD
(703) 281-5007
5675 Stone Rd Ste 310
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Samuel Oliver Grimm, MD
(703) 281-5007
5675 Stone Rd
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Elizabeth Denise Elguera, MD
(703) 300-3603
6201 Centreville Rd
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lillian M Decosimo, MD
(703) 222-8600
6201 Centreville Rd
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: U Mundial Dominicana (Umd), Esc De Med (World Univ) (Closed 1991)
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc; Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Va; Reston Hospital Center, Reston, Va
Group Practice: About Care Ob/Gyn Assoc

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Evelyn Anna Ruelaz
(703) 257-3001
11730 Sudley Manor Drive
Manassas, VA
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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