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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.

Marc James Burkhart, MD
(507) 233-1571
PO Box 577
New Ulm, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Madelia Community Hospital, Madelia, Mn; New Ulm Med Ctr, New Ulm, Mn
Group Practice: Physicians Group Of New Ulm Ltd

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Amy Renee Eastenson
(763) 236-0600
11269 Jefferson Hwy N
Champlin, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Indu Stacey Anand, MD
(612) 467-3663
6521 Polar Cir
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1994

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Zia A Siddiqui, MD
(715) 262-4443
1427 Riverbluff Dr
Hastings, MN
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi, Urdu
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Regina Med Complex, Hastings, Mn

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Andrea Louise Messina, MD
(952) 993-2460
5320 Hyland Greens Dr
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1989

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Byron Douglas Gatlin, MD
(907) 353-5253
PO Box 667
New Ulm, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1992

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Melvin Julius Frisch, MD
(612) 347-5337
801 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Ross Anderson
(320) 763-5123
610 30th Avenue East #200
Alexandria, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Douglas County Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Gary Turner
(218) 786-8364
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ann Louise Marusich, MD
(612) 672-2900
3809 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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