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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.

Gary Phillip Wood, MD
2001 S Main St
Hope, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1965

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George C Garrett
(870) 777-0700
302 Bill Clinton Dr
Hope, AR
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Billy Thomas
(501) 364-1100
800 Marshall St # 653
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Nafisa K Dajani, MD
(501) 296-1800
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1984

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Julia M Watkins
(501) 907-6699
12921 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Adrian Coffey, MD
(870) 722-5011
2001 S Main St Ste 2
Hope, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Park Hosp, Hope, Ar

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Keitha Dewitt Holland
(501) 327-9497
525 Western Ave
Conway, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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Britte D Smith
(479) 463-5500
3215 N North Hills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Phillip Alston
(501) 758-9251
3343 Springhill Dr # 1005
North Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Mem Med Ctr, N Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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