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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.

Louise Ann De Podesta, MD
605 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Severna Park, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michael Paul Vietz, MD
(410) 987-4285
1131 Benfield Blvd Ste G
Millersville, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Carroll County Gen Hosp, Westminster, Md; St Agnes Healthcare, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: Women Center Ob-Gyn Assoc

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Nancy G Levesque Kelley, MD
(410) 571-9700
Millersville, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1992

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Domenica Vacca, MD
Millersville, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1987

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Yann Yann Lin
(410) 647-4997
1212 Asquithpines Pl
Arnold, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Heather J Herman, MD
(410) 571-9700
Severna Park, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1993

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Andrew Michael Pataki, MD
(410) 465-4690
1131 Benfield Blvd
Millersville, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981

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Deborah June Martin, MD
8301 Bright Sun Way
Millersville, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joanne Bader
(410) 437-1000
4231 Postal Court
Pasadena, MD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ella Mae Gayoso-Adam
(410) 647-8866
273 Peninsula Farm Rd
Arnold, MD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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