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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.

Diane E Adam
(319) 337-3173
1100 6th St
Coralville, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marilyn Jean Darby, MD
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1982

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Lori S Wenzel, MD
(319) 337-3193
1100 6th St Ste 100
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mia D Clevenger Hoeft, MD
(319) 337-3193
1100 6th St Ste 100
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hosp, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: Obstetric & Gynecologic Assoc

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Barbara L Patrick
(319) 337-3193
1100 6th St
Coralville, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Diane Adam
(319) 337-3173
1100 6th St # 100
Coralville, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Karen Lynn Follett, MD
(319) 337-3193
1100 6th St Ste 100
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984

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Cynthia Soffen Cooper, MD
(603) 749-4963
2029 Cambridge Dr
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, Nh; Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, Nh
Group Practice: Gynecology & Infertility Assoc

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Mia D Clevenger
(319) 337-3193
1100 6th St
Coralville, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Lori Wenzel
(319) 337-3193
1100 6th Street #202
Coralville, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.4, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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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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