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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.

Karen A Bradley, MD
(585) 244-3430
1815 S Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY
Business
Women Gynecology & Childbirth Associates PC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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C Saml Grove, DO
(585) 377-5642
Pittsford, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, Ny; Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, Ny
Group Practice: Panorama Valley Greece Ob/Gyn Assoc

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Susan Dantoni, MD
(585) 586-3640
Tobey Village Office Parks 90 Office Pkway
Pittsford, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kelly Herron, MD
(585) 671-6790
Pittsford, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1996

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William Patrick Bernal, MD
(585) 248-4900
1050 Pittsford Victor Rd
Pittsford, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jeanne E Grove, DO
(585) 377-5420
43 Willow Pond Way
Penfield, NY
Business
Penfield Ob/Gyn LLP
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Susan Elise Dantoni
(585) 586-3640
90 Office Park Way
Pittsford, NY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lesley Ann James, MD
(585) 385-1064
12 Mill Neck Ln
Pittsford, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1997

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Leslie E Purnell
(585) 586-3640
90 Office Park Way
Pittsford, NY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Louis A Farchione Jr, MD
(585) 248-4900
1050 Pittsford Victor Rd
Pittsford, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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