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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.

Marshall Dean Shoemaker, MD
188 Hospital Dr Ste 304
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1983

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Angela Ruth Mc Cool, MD
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1995

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Angela Ruth McCool, MD
188 Hospital Dr
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dylan Robert Wells
(251) 928-1222
150 South Ingleside
Fairhope, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard Alvin Roh, MD
(251) 928-1222
150 S Ingleside St
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided By:
Mary Dunlap Wells
(251) 928-1222
150 South Ingleside
Fairhope, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Richard Alvin Roh
(251) 928-1222
150 South Ingleside
Fairhope, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Fred Ferris Diegmann
(251) 990-6550
188 Hospital Dr
Fairhope, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John H Gordon, DO
(334) 793-3900
PO Box 538
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ahmet Helvacioglu, MD
(251) 928-0102
25 Spring Run Rd
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Languages
Turkish
Education
Medical School: Hacettepe Univ, Tip Fak, Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Thomas Hosp, Fairhope, Al; University Of South Alabama Me, Mobile, Al
Group Practice: Gynecology & Infertility Assoc

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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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