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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.

Robert Charles Rigby, MD
(775) 784-1533
Unsom Brigham Building 316,
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Teresa Caldwell Harper, MD
541 W 2nd St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1999

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Martin Naughton, M.D.
(775) 324-4477
343 Elm Street Ste. 306
REno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ North Dakota
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Thomas Paas, MD
(650) 934-7956
236 W 6th St Ste 301
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Harry Carr Huneycutt
(775) 348-2983
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pamela Netuschil, M.D.
(775) 324-4477
343 Elm St., Suite 306
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno: MD: 1989
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Alison Westfall
(775) 329-6241
645 N Arlington Ave # 400
Reno, NV
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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April Henry
(775) 770-6550
235 W 6th St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Elizabeth Ann Hutson, MD
(805) 739-3916
343 Elm St Ste 306
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1993

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James Timothy Norwood, MD
(214) 824-3200
580 W 5th St
Reno, NV
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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