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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.

Beth R Schubert, MD
(302) 224-9400
875 AAA Blvd
Newark, DE
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Just for Women Ob/Gyn PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Robert Hickok
(302) 691-0350
900 Cecil Road
Wilmington, DE
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M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Sei Hyun Ahn
(302) 633-9049
2601 Annand Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Kirsten Smith
(302) 477-9660
3706 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Crozer
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Christine W Maynard, MD
4600 New Linden Hill Rd Ste 202
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Pike Creek Assoc IN Women Care

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Rachel Louise Heinle, MD
(302) 379-1541
214 Barclay Dr
Hockessin, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 2001

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John Sutherland Oglesby, MD
(715) 342-7500
101 Ashley Ct
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: St Michaels Hospital, Stevens Point, Wi
Group Practice: Ministry Health Care At Rice Medical Center; Rice Medical Center Ministry Health Care

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Estelle H Whitney, MD
(302) 633-9444
1941 Limestone Rd Ste 102
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Catherine Rose Salva, MD
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1999

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Nestor Royo Ang
(302) 994-0978
2006 Limestone Rd
Wilmington, DE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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