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Family Planning

This is the practice of controlling the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of artificial contraception or voluntary sterilization. Since "family" is part of the concept's name, consideration of a couple's desire to bear children, in the context of a family unit, is of primary concern.

There are several ways one can prevent pregnancy or plan the timing of pregnancy. Birth control pills are a medication woman can take daily to prevent pregnancy. An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Placement can be done during an office visit. There are two brands of IUD available in the United States; ParaGard and Mirena, both of which are a permanent form of birth control that we can perform in the office.

We are on open and progressive practice, yet focus on your personal family needs and offer advice and assistance with the following

Birth Control

also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy

Female Sterilization

a permanent method of contraception, involving a minor operation to cut or block a woman's fallopian tubes.

Oral Contraception / OCP

are medications taken by mouth for the purpose of birth control

Vaginal Ring

polymeric drug delivery devices designed to provide controlled release of drugs for intravaginal administration over extended periods of time, typically hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs

IUD

a little t-shaped piece of plastic that gets placed in your uterus to confuse the way sperm can move and prevent them from fertilizing an egg

Birth Control Patch

a thin, beige piece of plastic that looks like a square Band-Aid. You stick it to your skin and it gives off hormones, very similar to The Ring

Birth Control Implant

a device that goes into, or under your skin which releases hormones that prevents pregnancy It’s a plastic rod about the size of a matchstick, provided by Nexplanon

Barrier Methods

include the diaphragm, cervical cap, male and female condoms and spermicidal foam, sponges, and film. Unlike other methods, barrier methods are used only when you have sexual intercourse

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