One statistic that should come as no surprise to any woman is that every year, about 85 out of 100 women who don’t use birth control have an unplanned pregnancy. Unfortunately, half the pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. At Health Care for Women, we strive to make sure that every pregnancy is a planned pregnancy. There are numerous options for birth control, and with new methods becoming available all the time, it is important to consult a professional so that you can make the choice that is right for you. At Health Care for Women in Salinas, California, we are willing to go the extra mile when it comes to teaching and assisting you in the best ways to use family planning techniques so that you are in as much control as possible in choosing when to start a family.
Luckily, for anyone who is interested in preventing pregnancy, there are many safe and effective birth control methods that are available to patients at Health Care For Women. Issues to consider when deciding on the right method for you are if and when you might desire a pregnancy in the future and whether you are comfortable taking hormonal medication or if you prefer to avoid hormones. At Health Care For Women, we offer numerous reversible and permanent contraceptive options. Among the reversible methods, we offer counseling on natural family planning (the “rhythm method”); barrier methods, such as condoms and diaphragms; combination hormonal methods, including the birth control pill, patch, and ring; the every-3-month Depo-Provera injection; both the Paragard and Mirena intrauterine devices (IUD’s); and Implanon, the 3-year single-rod implant. For couples who have completed childbearing, we offer sterilization, including the traditional tubal ligation and the Essure procedure, which can be performed in the office without the need for anesthesia. We also provide information and referrals for couples opting to pursue vasectomy. As experienced professionals, we are happy to meet with you, discuss your history and future plans, and tailor a birth control plan that best meets your needs.
So if your current birth control method isn’t meeting your needs, contact Health Care For Women to make an appointment today at 831-758-8223.