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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.

Dr.Cecilia Caldwell
(207) 885-8400
Ste 3, 96 Campus Drive
Scarborough, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Laurie Small
(207) 883-0069
102 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Dr.Joseph Wilkis
(207) 885-8400
Campus Drive
Scarborough, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.3, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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Dr.Laurie Small
(207) 883-0069
102 Campus Drive
Scarborough, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Martin L. Robbins
(207) 883-3883
308 Us Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Hector M Tarraza, MD
(207) 761-0125
482 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Cuenod Ernst, MD
(207) 885-8400
96 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1974

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Cecilia Lynn Caldwell, MD
(207) 885-8400
96 Campus Dr Fl 3
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joseph Lewis Wilkis, MD
(207) 885-8400
96 Campus Dr Fl 3
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Jennifer Shinners
(207) 885-8400
Campus Drive
Scarborough, ME
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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