Femcare Medical Associates
OB/GYNs located in Pomona, CA & Ontario, CA
Women have never had more options when it comes to family planning. To determine which birth control method is best, visit the OB/GYN providers at Femcare Medical Associates in Pomona or Ontario, California. The practice offers conventional birth control methods as well as surgical procedures to help women navigate family planning decisions with ease, so call or book an appointment online to learn more about birth control.
Birth Control Q & A
Which birth control options are available?
The family planning process involves many different factors, including age, health, and plans for the future. At Femcare Medical Associates, a physician can help a woman choose a birth control method that works for her lifestyle. Some common methods of non-surgical birth control are:
- Male and female condoms: a barrier method that prevents sperm from fertilizing an egg
- Oral contraception (the pill): a daily pill that delivers hormones to the body to prevent ovulation
- Birth control patch: a patch that provides continuous hormones to prevent ovulation
- Vaginal ring: a small ring that is inserted into the vagina; delivers localized hormones to prevent pregnancy and is removed the fourth week of the menstrual cycle
- Depo-Provera: an injectable contraceptive that can last up to 3 months
- IUD (intrauterine device): a small device a physician implants into the uterus, which prevents egg fertilization
- Nexplanon: a small, thin, and flexible arm implant that provides up to 3 years of continuous birth control.*
*Available for select insurances only
If a woman knows her family is complete and she doesn't intend to get pregnant again, Femcare Medical Associates also offers surgical, permanent birth control procedures, such as tubal ligation.
While the practice does not offer abortion services, the right birth control method can prevent pregnancy and give women peace of mind when it comes to sexual intimacy.
Which birth control method is best?
When it comes to choosing a birth control method, each woman has specific needs and concerns. Sometimes it’s necessary to try different methods, or a combination of different methods, before deciding on the best approach.
A Femcare physician can help each woman distill what her goals are, how her body may respond to different methods, and which option is best suited for her sexual habits and lifestyle.
What can a woman expect after taking birth control?
Hormonal birth control may come with side effects for some women. It’s normal to experience moodiness, bloating, and changes in the menstrual cycle after first starting a hormonal method of birth control.
When using spermicide or condoms, sometimes these methods can cause allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin.
However, the side effects of birth control are usually minimal and dissipate over time as the body adjusts.
Depending on the method a woman chooses, she might need to wait several days or weeks before it’s safe to have unprotected sex. A physician can confirm this during the appointment and provide each patient with a timeline for safe sex practices.
Call or request an appointment online to learn more.