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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.

Katherine Leslie Dean, MD
(225) 687-9700
59325 River West Dr Ste B
Plaquemine, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1997

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C J Schwartzenburg, MD
17624 British Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Katherine Farries Pearce, MD
(504) 765-4370
7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 1000
Baton Rouge, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1990

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Katherine Kay Farries, MD
Baton Rouge, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1990

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(504) 568-7110
2323 Kenilworth Pkwy Bldg L
Baton Rouge, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kevin James Dean
(225) 687-9700
59325 River West Dr
Plaquemine, LA
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(225) 929-7070
5801 Tarrytown Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Baton Rouge Gen Med Ctr, Baton Rouge, La; Womans Hospital, Baton Rouge, La
Group Practice: Baton Rouge Ob Gyn Assoc

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(225) 763-4650
6555 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
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M
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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David P Planche, MD
(225) 344-4702
Baton Rouge, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1953

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Baton Rouge, LA
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
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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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