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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.

Armity Simon, MD
(480) 860-2322
9070 E Desert Cove
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Armity Simon, MD, PC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, APIPA, Great West, United Health Care, Maricopa Foundation
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
Residency Training: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology American Medical Association Member American Fertility Society Member Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Member
Awards: Dean's Award-Indiana University School of Medicine President of Graduating Class Indiana School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society-Indiana State University
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Persian

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Russell Alan Beck
(480) 644-1001
4824 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Terry Arthur Huff, MD
(480) 897-8000
6242 E Arbor Ave Ste 107
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Banner Desert Med Ctr, Mesa, Az
Group Practice: Desert Rose Ob/Gyn

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Lori Lee McNeal
(480) 644-1001
4824 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Barbara Newman
(480) 497-2229
4540 E Baseline Rd # 114
Mesa, AZ
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Banner Baywood/banner Desert
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Mary Jo Heinrichs, MD
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1990

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William Nelson Mantle, MD
3641 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1966

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Eric G Huish, DO
(480) 969-3096
815 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Raul Osorio
(480) 834-3907
6242 East Arbor Ave Ste 118
Mesa, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Banner Mesa Med Ctr, Mesa, Az
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Craig Loren Mechelke, DO
(480) 969-3096
815 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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