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Family Planning Morgantown WV

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.

David Alan Bowlin
(304) 292-7316
900 Fairmont Rd
Westover, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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M Yusoff Dawood, MD FACS
(304) 293-5631
PO Box 9186
Morgantown, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sheffield
Graduation Year: 1968

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Thomas Frederick Harman, MD
(304) 599-6811
1000 J D Anderson Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Monongalia County General Hosp, Morgantown, Wv; W V University Hospital -Ruby, Morgantown, Wv
Group Practice: Partners IN Womens Health Care

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Louise E Van Riper
(304) 599-6353
200 Wedgewood Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.William Hamilton
(304) 599-6353
200 Wedgewood Drive #201
Morgantown, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hosptital: Mon General
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Linda Sue Linger, DO
(304) 234-1634
Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Kerri George
(304) 599-6353
200 Wedgewood Dr # 201
Morgantown, WV
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mon General
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Loraine L Tyre, MD
(304) 348-3243
101 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1972

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James Michael Holehouse, MD
(304) 598-1111
1 Stadium Drive
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cetec, Sch Of Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep (Closed 1984)
Graduation Year: 1982

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William Kent Hamilton, MD
(304) 692-4155
200 Wedgewood Dr Ste 201
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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