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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.

Shaukat Jahan MD
(703) 421-4050
21495 Ridgetop Cir
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Shen-Sho Tseng MD
(301) 212-9447
9075 Shady Grove Ct
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard L Stokes, MD
(703) 437-0001
1830 Town Center Pkwy Ste 207
Reston, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va

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Paul Stephen Burka, MD
(703) 834-3030
1830 Town Center Dr
Herndon, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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Manisha Patel
(703) 834-6244
1800 Town Center Drive
Reston, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lewis R Townsend, MD
(301) 897-9817
10215 Fernwood Rd
Bethesda,, MD
Business
Contemporary Womens Health Care Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr. Farahmand
(703) 858-0055
19420 Golf Vista Plaza
Lansdowne, VA
Business
Women's Healthcare of Lansdowne
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Extended Consult / Second Opinion for Complicated Treatment of GYN Disorders Complementary & Alternative Treatments in Gynecology Female Hormonal Disorders from Puberty to Menopause Primary & Secondary Amenorrhea Impact of Eating Disorders on OB/G
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: All major insurance plans accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Residency Training: St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Awards: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Mass Medical Society Medical Society of Virginia American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopists American Fertility Society 25 Years of Service Award, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Languages Spoken: English,Farsi

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Denita Faye Speyer, MD
(703) 281-2215
1850A Town Center Pkwy
Reston, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1986

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Geannie M Bennett
(703) 709-1500
11445 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Alexander Klein, MD
(215) 955-5000
1850 Town Center Pkwy
Reston, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Thomas Jefferson University Ho, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Jefferson Center For Womens Medical Specialties

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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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