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Family Planning Pendleton OR

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.

Patricia J Winn
(541) 278-1348
411 Se 14th St
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cheryl L Quimby Marier, MD
(541) 276-0004
PO Box 1497
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1980

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Juliet K Markham
(541) 278-0108
1304 Se Court Pl
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wendy Hall, MD
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St,
Oregon City, OR
Business
Womens Health Center of Oregon
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Brendan Cargill Carroll
(503) 256-1470
10000 Se Main St
Portland, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cheryl Lynn Marier
(541) 278-0108
1304 Se Court Pl
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Patricia J Winn, MD
(541) 278-1348
411 SE 14th St
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Or; Good Shepherd Comm Hospital, Hermiston, Or

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Linda C Widing, MD
(503) 230-9627
12746 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Business
East Portland Center for Women
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Daniel C Schrinsky
(503) 692-1242
19250 Sw 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gerald H Christensen, MD
(541) 672-5885
500 SE Cass Ave Ste 205
Roseburg, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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