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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.

Jan Joseph Penkala, MD
(401) 334-2229
6 Blackstone Valley Pl
Lincoln, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1978

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Michael Victor Cummings, MD
(315) 234-9171
1 Commerce St Ste 2
Lincoln, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital Health Cen, Syracuse, Ny
Group Practice: Northern Syracuse Ob Gyn Associates Md Pc

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Anne S Devi Wold, MD
(401) 722-0081
9 Chestnut St
Central Falls, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Fed De Goias, Fac De Med, Goiania, Go, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1987

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Mary Louise Giovetti, MD
(401) 568-7661
20 Doire Rd
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Barbara Lois Soares, MD
407 East Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jan J Penkala
(401) 334-2229
6 Blackstone Valley Pl
Lincoln, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Catherine Nace, MD
(202) 782-7314
2140 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Washington, Dc

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Stanley Marvin Warner, MD
(562) 981-9500
9 Chestnut St
Central Falls, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1970

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Tawfik F Hawwa
(401) 724-0600
333 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jane Randolph Sharp, MD
(617) 923-9153
407 East Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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