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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.

Walter Grady Bishop Jr, MD
(864) 227-6131
1226 Spring St
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Self Memorial Regional Health, Greenwood, Sc

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Roy Phillip Baker, MD
(864) 227-2022
102 Katie Ct
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Roy Baker
(864) 227-2022
102 Katie Court
Greenwood, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Gary Eichelberger
(864) 227-6371
106 Liner Drive
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jay Randall Erickson
(864) 388-2122
1029 Edgefield St
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Terry A Marshall
(864) 725-4451
1325 Spring St
Greenwood, SC
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Giles Martin Schanen, MD
1029 Edgefield St
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Self Memorial Regional Health, Greenwood, Sc
Group Practice: Greenwood Ob-Gyn Pa

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Dee Dibona, MD
106 Liner Dr
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.D. Lee Goldstein
(864) 227-2022
102 Katie Court
Greenwood, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Amy Forrest
(864) 227-6371
106 Liner Drive
Greenwood, SC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, 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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