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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.

Kenneth Scott Johnson
(540) 972-6222
4444 Germanna Hwy
Locust Grove, VA
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sanford M Rosenberg, MD
(804) 285-9700
1101 Sam Perry Blvd Ste 319
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours St Mary Hosp, Richmond, Va; Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Richmond Center For Fertility

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Robert Bell Thompson, MD
(540) 368-5355
1101 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1984

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C Edward Royster
(540) 371-6330
621 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William Agee Cook III, MD
(540) 899-2712
210 Brooke Dr
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1982

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Barbara Mercado Files, MD
1101 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1995

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Roger William Jones, MD
(540) 899-3450
2216 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.Montgomery Johns
(540) 373-3390
Ste 101, 623 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mary Washington Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Scott E Walker
(540) 899-5864
1101 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Patricia Murray
(540) 368-1986
221 Park Hill Dr
Fredericksburg, VA
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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