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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.

M Khavari, MD FACS
141 Pedregal Pl
Santa Fe, NM
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901 W Alameda St Ste 25
Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
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Debbie Ann Vigil, MD
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Kathy Moffitt Musello, MD
1700 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
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Laura D Wolfswinkel, MD
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Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
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Santa Fe, NM
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(505) 989-8299
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Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: Northwestern
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Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
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465 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
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2205 Miguel Chavez Road
Santa Fe, NM
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
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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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