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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.

Elizabeth Ann Anderson, MD
11755 Galloway Loop Stonehaven Unit 19
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1996

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Neil Joseph Murphy, MD
19516 Laura Lee Cir
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1982

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Todd Rodger Quier, MD
(907) 696-8066
19027 Mountain Point Cir
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Russell Scott, MD
(907) 622-3569
32907 Upper Rd Cirrus Way
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc; Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Woman's Clinic

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Dr.Mea Chung- Ha
Alaska OBGYN Care, Suite 240, 1200 Airport Heights Drive
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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La Donna Rae Jones, MD
(907) 580-1320
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Edith Alexandria Warren, MD
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Raymond Scott, MD
(907) 622-3569
32907 Upper Rd Cirrus Way
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Utah Hosp And Clinics, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: University-Utah Dept-Ob/Gyn

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David Hunter Brown, MD
(907) 677-6659
4107 Charing Cross Cir
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1986

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Melanie Kae McCleave
(907) 278-2070
1200 Airport Heights Dr
Anchorage, AK
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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