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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.

Brigitte Dette Fink, MD
515 N Santiam Hwy
Lebanon, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1999

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Rodney Louis Wren, MD
(541) 928-6147
740 Elm St SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jonathan Lorenzo Larsen, MD
705 Elm St SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1993

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Mark Andrew Ray, MD
(541) 928-3379
705 Elm St SW Ste 300
Albany, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charles Danl South III, MD
(541) 926-9471
705 Elm St SW Ste 200
Albany, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1963

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Dr.John Bailey
(541) 451-7250
55 Twin Oaks Street
Lebanon, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mathew D Zollinger
(541) 812-5700
1700 Geary St Se
Albany, OR
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Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Dr.Jonathan Larsen
(541) 926-9471
Ste 200, 705 Elm St
Albany, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Charles D South
(541) 812-4850
705 Elm St Sw
Albany, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(541) 812-4850
705 Elm St SW # 200
Albany, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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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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