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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.

Beth R Schubert, MD
(302) 224-9400
875 AAA Blvd
Newark, DE
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Just for Women Ob/Gyn PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Molly McBride
(302) 421-4670
1100 North Grant Avenue
Wilmington, DE
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F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kevin Christopher Kelley, MD
(302) 454-7607
501 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Ushma Patel
1802 West 4th Street
Wilmington, DE
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M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James Joseph Cosgrove, DO
(302) 421-4775
701 N Clayton St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: St Francis Ob/Gyn Ctr

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Dr.James Cosgrove
(302) 421-4775
701 North Clayton Street #407
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John M Levinson, MD
(302) 655-8290
Fourth And Adams St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1953

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Angela F Campbell
(302) 655-5822
1802 W 4th St
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Charles B Blackshear III, MD
501 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1971

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Stanley Wiercinski, DO
(302) 421-4775
Seventh And Clayton Sts
Wilmington, DE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Hosp, Newark, De
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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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