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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.

Dr.Gerald W. Englund
(417) 782-4625
1002 McIntosh Circle
Joplin, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Brett E Boice, DO
(417) 782-1600
2817 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste 52
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Craig Chandler
(417) 347-8660
1532 W 32nd St # 201
Joplin, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Freeman
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Oman Eugene Dement, MD
(417) 624-7009
702 E 34th St Ste 204
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1972

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David Ellis Dugger, MD
(417) 627-8370
2817 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste 50
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Freeman Hosp -West, Joplin, Mo; St Johns Reg Medctr, Joplin, Mo
Group Practice: Mercy Health Ctr

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David Dugger
(417) 627-8370
2817 Mcclelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard D Schooler, DO
(417) 623-8184
1020 Mc Intosh Cir Ste 202
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1980

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John W Chesney, MD
(417) 782-3500
1002 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Freeman Hosp -West, Joplin, Mo; St Johns Reg Medctr, Joplin, Mo

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Gerald Wayne Englund
(417) 782-4625
1002 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey Leroy Cox, MD
(417) 624-1711
1221 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Freeman Hosp -West, Joplin, Mo
Group Practice: Ob-Gyn Assoc Of Joplin Inc

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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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