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Family Planning Merrillville IN

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.

Prinn K Stang, MD
(812) 238-7631
99 E 86th Ave Ste B
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jack Schwartz, MD
(219) 795-3360
8909 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Gent, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1957

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Bobby Lewis Shull, MD
(254) 724-2111
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Scott & White Memorial Hospita, Temple, Tx
Group Practice: Scott & White Clinic

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Michael Bruce Gavin, MD
(562) 983-3293
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970

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Perkin Knot Stang
(219) 738-3220
99 E 86th Ave
Merrillville, IN
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paul Michael Yandell, MD
(254) 724-2111
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1984

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Patricia Jane Sulak, MD
(254) 724-4034
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jana Jones Schrier, MD
(254) 724-2111
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Thomas John Wincek, MD
(254) 724-2314
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1977

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Prinn Kay Stang
(219) 738-3220
99 E 86th Ave.
Merrillville, IN
Specialty
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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