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Family Planning Narragansett RI

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.

Robert Thomas O'Neill, MD
(401) 789-9210
85 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jeffrey Joseph
(401) 789-0661
85 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lisa Marie Rameaka, MD
(401) 789-9210
85 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1998

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Joseph James O'Neill
(401) 789-9210
70 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sheila Anne Connery, MD
(216) 421-2984
100 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert Pevin Curhan
(401) 782-9900
70 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Carolyn Denise Howard, MD
(254) 724-2111
70 Kenyon Ave Unit 215
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1990

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Steven Howard Schneider
(401) 788-1466
85 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Pevin Curhan, MD
(401) 782-3700
100 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1957

Data Provided By:
Joseph James O'Neill, MD
(401) 789-9210
85 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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