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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.

Dawn McGee, MD
(312) 726-3917
30 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
Business
Association for Womens Health Care
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rosemary Haesung Park, MD
(216) 721-1281
1733 N Harlem Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dawn-Maria Alicia Warren, MD
(773) 282-7444
5600 W Addison St Ste 305
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1976

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Suniti Vinod Dalal, MD
(708) 450-9971
River Forest, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Heider Shuber
(773) 589-2600
7237 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jon Mario Simonelli, MD
(708) 452-8333
35 W Conti Pkwy
Elmwood Park, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1974

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Anthony N Silvetti, MD
930 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1995

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Scott M Mercola
(708) 776-7220
7420 Central Ave
River Forest, IL
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD
(708) 216-2170
507 Lathrop Ave
River Forest, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1995

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Denes Mihail Orban, MD
(312) 347-3434
1519 Park Ave
River Forest, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1955

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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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