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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.

Ronald William Taylor, DO
53 Mere Wind Dr
Cumberland, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1977

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E Allan McLean, MD FACS
331 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME
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Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell
Graduation Year: 1934

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Eugene C McCann, MD FACS
(207) 781-3064
5 McKinley Rd
Falmouth, ME
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia
Graduation Year: 1942

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Dr.Anne Rainville
(207) 885-8400
535 Ocean Ave # 2
Portland, ME
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Carol Rebecca Ward, MD
(207) 871-0666
331 Veranda St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Poirier & Grillo Midwifery

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Bethany Rebecca Hays, MD
(207) 846-6163
202 US Route 1
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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Bethany M Hays
(207) 781-4488
202 Us Route 1
Falmouth, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Paul Savidge, MD
(207) 874-2445
249 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Carol Ward
(207) 871-0666
535 Ocean Avenue #1
Portland, ME
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F
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.7, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Ann Louise Trask, MD
(319) 356-3605
535 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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