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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.

John Phillip Tyndall
(260) 458-2641
1717 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Chik Amechi
(260) 422-7427
800 Broadway # 315
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, Fort Wayne, In
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Konrad Boyd Thomas, MD
(260) 456-6700
800 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Phillip Tyndall, MD
(260) 482-8241
1818 Carew St Ste 300
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, Fort Wayne, In; Parkview Mem Hosp, Fort Wayne, In; Dupont Hosp, Fort Wayne, In
Group Practice: Fort Wayne Ob/Gyn Consultants Llc; Fort Wayne Ob/Gyn Consultants Llc On Dupont; Fort Wayne Ob Gyn Consultants Llc

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Marianne Watkins, MD
(260) 482-8241
1818 Carew St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1990

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Chik Amechi
(260) 422-7427
800 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Terrell Morgan Bond
(260) 458-2641
1717 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John E Drake, DO
(260) 422-7455
2710 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1989

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Chikwendu Amechi, MD
(260) 422-7427
1333 Maycrest Dr
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, Fort Wayne, In; Parkview Mem Hosp, Fort Wayne, In
Group Practice: Allen County Ob-Gyn Assoc

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Lee Albert Harris, MD
(260) 424-6919
3217 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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