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.
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:
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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.
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.
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.