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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.

May-Li Barki, MD
(405) 755-7430
4140 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Business
Center For Womens Health
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sara Anne Reed De Persio, MD
(405) 348-6970
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965

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Stephen D Schlinke
(405) 844-4300
1700 Renaissance Blvd
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Noel Robert Williams, MD
(405) 715-4496
1800 Renaissance Blvd
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Jeff Edward Northcutt, MD
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2001

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Erin K Alward, DR.
(405) 604-4100
16400 N May Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Oklahoma
Graduation Year: 2008

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Stephen Dennis Schlinke, MD
(405) 330-5100
1800 Renaissance Blvd
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Lee Glass
(405) 341-9996
3815 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sarah Ruth Logan, MD
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 2000

Data Provided By:
Elisa DePani-Sparkes
(405) 715-4496
1705 Renaissance Blvd
Edmond, OK
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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