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Family Planning Menomonee Falls WI

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.

Anne M Riendl, MD
(262) 544-4400
721 American Ave
Waukesha, WI
Business
Women's Ob/Gyn Care
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Demetrios Geanon, MD
(262) 251-7500
N84 W16889 Meno Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1986

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Clyde Marion Chumbley II, MD
W180 N7950 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Community Mem Hosp, Menomonee Fls, Wi
Group Practice: Medical Associates Health Ctr

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Gary Robert Valestin, MD
(262) 250-5158
W180 N7950 Twn Hall
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Community Mem Hosp, Menomonee Fls, Wi
Group Practice: Medical Associates Health Ctr

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Mary Louise Mc Comis, MD
(262) 574-7898
W180 N7950 Twn Hall
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1989

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Anuradha Raman, MD
W180 N7950 Twn Hall
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mary Katherine Swiderski, MD
(262) 251-7500
N84W16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1993

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Susan Ann Kroener, DO
(262) 250-5157
W180 North 7950 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Katharine Van Fossen
(262) 255-2500
W180N7950 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls, WI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Medical Associates
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kathleen E Szwalek, MD
N111w17975 Mequon Road
Germantown, WI
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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