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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.

Dennis Ray Hartung, MD
(907) 353-5253
1060 Gaffney Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1990

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Doris Kay Heilman, MD
(907) 452-1761
Tanana Valley Clin 1001 Noble Street
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1969

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Eiluned Anne Hogenson
(907) 452-1761
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Karl Baurick
(907) 479-7701
1919 Lathrop St # 108
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nigel George Wappett, MD
(480) 951-8098
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Peter Lawrason
(907) 457-2950
1919 Lathrop St # 100
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dennis Weber
(907) 459-3500
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nigel George Wappett
(907) 451-6682
1408 19th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Diane M Carlill, MD
(425) 883-5151
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1979

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G Phillips Thomas, MD
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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