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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.

Joseph P Martin, MD
(630) 893-8585
2940 Rolling Ridge Rd
Naperville, IL
Business
DuPage Medical Group OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Saroja Yalamanchili, MD
(630) 649-8321
473 Jeanne Ct Apt 6
Wood Dale, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Med Ctr, Kankakee, Il; Provena St Marys Hosp, Kankakee, Il
Group Practice: Riverview Obgyn

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Michael Benson, MD
(718) 273-6034
515 N Lancers Dr
Addison, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dalius Edmund Liaugminas, MD
303 W Lake St
Addison, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Lithuanian
Education
Medical School: Univ De Barcelona, Fac De Med, Barcelona, Spain
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Elmhurst Mem Hosp, Elmhurst, Il; Glenoaks Med Ctr, Glendale Hts, Il

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Charanjit Kaur Kalsi, MD
(630) 543-0060
303 W Lake St
Addison, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dawn McGee, MD
(312) 726-3917
30 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
Business
Association for Womens Health Care
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Joseph Gomez, MD
(708) 681-4660
229 W Grand Ave
Bensenville, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1990

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Margaret Rose Nettleton, MD
Addison, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael David Benson, MD
(847) 945-9470
515 N Lancers Dr
Addison, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Highland Park Hosp, Highland Park, Il
Group Practice: Center For Women's Health

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Dominic Joseph Catrambone, MD
(847) 952-7456
850 Biesterfield Rd Ste 2001
Elk Grove Village, IL
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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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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