Many methods of birth control for women and men are available, such as the pill and natural family planning.
Prospective parents with first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, or other children) who have been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy should consider including counseling in their family planning process.
At-risk individuals can be assisted with family planning and reproductive decisions.
Adults with a family history of cystic fibrosis may obtain a genetic test of their carrier status for purposes of family planning.
A few clinics are dedicated to natural family planning or to religious values that dictate which services they offer.