What is contraceptive counseling?
Contraceptive counseling is a service that we provide at Premier Women’s Health Associates in West Hills, California. Given the variety of contraceptives (birth control products) that are available, it can be very beneficial for a board-certified OB/GYN, like Dr. Gary Ott, to counsel you which method of birth control is right fit for you.
What can I expect from contraceptive counseling?
When you come in for your appointment at Premier Women’s Health Associates, we will discuss your medical history, the ease of use of particular forms of birth control, the risks and side effects, and other factors that may influence your choice of contraception. We will also discuss the costs of different birth control so that you can find birth control that fits your budget. We will then take the time to make sure that all of your concerns and questions are answered so that we can help you make the most informed choice possible. If you don’t end up liking a particular contraceptive, you can come back in for another appointment to try a different option.
What are some of the most common contraceptives?
Common birth control methods for women include:
- Birth control pills
- Intrauterine device, or IUD (a tiny device that is put into the uterus)
- Vaginal ring
- Birth control shot
- Birth control patch
- Vaginal sponge
Request contraceptive counseling in the San Fernando Valley
If you are unsure which birth control method is the best fit for you, schedule birth control counseling at Premier Women’s Health Associates. From our office in West Hills, California, we will advice you on your options and give a prescription. To get started, give us a call at (818) 346-5000 or request an appointment online.