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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.

M Bruce Hirsch, MD
(615) 284-7755
2021 Church St
Nashville, TN
Business
Nashville Ob/Gyn Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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N Lynn Driver, MD
(615) 329-2380
300 20th Ave N Fl 4
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ted Louis Anderson, MD
(615) 342-7800
2201 Murphy Ave Ste 210
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1993

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Phillip L Bressman, MD
(615) 301-1000
2011 Murphy Ave Ste 200
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1979

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Donald Robert Barnett, MD
(615) 340-6590
2201 Murphy Ave Ste 306
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1968

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Katherine Clarke Haney MD
(615) 329-1242
2201 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eric Scott Palmer
(615) 342-4660
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Stephen J Fortunato
(615) 301-6720
210 23rd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paul David Speer
(615) 301-6720
210 23rd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Howard Wilters
(615) 329-4646
2201 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN
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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