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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.

Sook Mie Ok Choi, MD
(574) 271-0400
Granger, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1962

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Francis X Moffitt
(574) 243-4450
14950 State Road 23
Granger, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Edward J Durbin
(574) 243-4450
14950 State Road 23
Granger, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Arthur Caruso, MD
(517) 367-5225
3515 N Main St
Mishawaka, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1955

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Dr.Maria Evangelista
(574) 237-9261
211 North Eddy Street
South Bend, IN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Janelle R Blickensderfer, DO
(574) 232-2037
Granger, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Edward John Durbin, MD
(574) 299-2450
14950 South R 23
Granger, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, South Bend, In
Group Practice: South Bend Clinic At Granger Eye Center

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Mark J Meekhof, MD
(574) 234-8161
Granger, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1984

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Carol Ann Royer, MD
(574) 233-1332
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1976

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Nancy Keller Madden, MD
(574) 234-8161
211 N Eddy St
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of South Bend, South Bend, In
Group Practice: South Bend Clinic & Surgicenter

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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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