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Family Planning Fort Smith AR

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.

James Tyler Swindle, MD
(731) 422-4642
7001 Rogers Ave Fl 4
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967

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Casey Earl Laws, DO
(479) 785-2229
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michel Muylaert, MD
(479) 484-5901
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1975

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Stuart Dean Haraway
(479) 484-4707
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Norma Smith Basinger, MD
(479) 484-5901
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1989

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Maurice C Martin, MD
(479) 996-4111
6801 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Cooper Clinic

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Jennifer Allyn Brown, MD
(501) 452-4231
6810 S T St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1999

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Don Robert Phillips, MD
(479) 484-4707
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Andrew Riche
(479) 452-2077
3224 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Dr.Stephen Torres
(479) 274-5000
7001 Rogers Ave # 500
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Edwards
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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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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