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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.

Lloyd Bernard Lifton, MD
(970) 259-0701
575 Rivergate Unit 207
Durango, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1974

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James Irish
(970) 382-9505
1199 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James M Irish III, MD
1199 Main Ave Ste 218
Durango, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mary M Stengel
(970) 247-0042
575 Rivergate Unit 210
Durango, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lloyd B Lifton
(970) 259-0701
575 Rivergate Unit 207
Durango, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Betty Helena Baca, MD
(505) 327-6487
2243 Main Ave Unit 3
Durango, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1984

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Martin Philip Pirnat, MD
(970) 247-2611
1800 E 3rd Ave Ste 109
Durango, CO
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co
Group Practice: Durango-Animas Family Medicine

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Alison W Jackson
(970) 385-9850
1 Mercado St Ste 160
Durango, CO
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Harry Howgate Winkworth, DO
Durango, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1968

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Leanne Eberly Jordan, MD
(970) 382-8800
375 E Park Ave Ste 3C
Durango, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co
Group Practice: Four Corners Women's Spec

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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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