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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.

Gary Leroy Lovell, MD
(208) 356-0234
36 Professional Plz
Rexburg, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Teton Valley Hosp, Driggs, Id; Madison Mem Hosp, Rexburg, Id
Group Practice: Targhee Medical Specs

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Dr.Gary Lovell
(208) 356-0234
Ste 204, 36 Professional Plaza
Rexburg, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Teton Valley Hosp, Driggs, Id
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Mark Olson Gehmlich, MD
Rexburg, ID
Specialties
General Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Craig Hall
(208) 523-8844
1660 John Adams Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: EIRMC
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mary A. Sanderson
(208) 664-3101
1106 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Business
Womens Clinic of North Idaho
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bruce Clinton Barton
(208) 356-6185
15 Madison Professional Park
Rexburg, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gary Leroy Lovell
(208) 356-0234
36 Professional Plz
Rexburg, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Weston Allred
(208) 356-6185
15 Madison Professional Park
Rexburg, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Craig Z Hall
(208) 523-8844
1660 John Adams Pkwy
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph James Coughlin, MD
(773) 631-5767
2600 N Milwaukee St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
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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