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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. Allen Gregg South
(206) 709-8600
1229 Madison
Seattle, WA
Business
Allen Gregg South, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans accepted including Medicaid and Medicare.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Swedish Medical Canter
Residency Training: Stanford University
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Dale P Reisner
(206) 386-2101
1229 Madison St
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Susan Harvey
(206) 682-5800
1101 Madison St # 950
Seattle, WA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jennings O Borgen, MD
1100 University St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1950
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa

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Eric Stern, MD
(703) 435-2574
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1969

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Amy E. Korten
(425) 899-4455
12303 NE 130Th Ln
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Megan Callahan
(206) 386-3400
1101 Madison St Ste 1150
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kimberly Rae Faucher, MD
1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Alfred Harding, MD
(206) 386-6888
1229 Madison St Ste 750
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1983

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Diana Kay Koala, MD
(206) 682-5800
1101 Madison St Ste 950
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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