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Family Planning Covington KY

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.

Joseph F Daugherty, MD
(513) 861-6610
1045 Jackson Rd
Park Hills, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1952

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Arthur Gerald Shapiro, MD
(859) 341-7453
1717 Dixie Hwy Ste 200
Ft Wright, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Jackson Mem Hosp, Miami, Fl; Mt Sinai Med Ctr, Miami Beach, Fl

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Alpha A Seales
(859) 491-6411
806 Scott St
Covington, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Roosevelt Walker
(859) 572-3868
85 N Grand Ave
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Louis Michael Lavender, MD
(859) 341-8112
85 N Grand Ave
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1982

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Alpha Allan Seales, MD
(859) 491-6411
806 Scott St
Covington, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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Susan Joy Kramer, MD
1 Rosa Ct
Covington, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kristen Hummel Coppage, MD
Covington, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jim Bob Plunkett, MD
(859) 441-1201
40 N Grand Ave Ste 302
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Jill Jones
(859) 258-6401
85 North Grand Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St. Luke East & West
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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