Planning your family is an integral part of life. As you journey through your reproductive years, you want to be able to rely on an experienced, compassionate physician. Dr. Essam Taymour offers comprehensive family planning services at Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group in Long Beach, California, ensuring a positive family-planning experience. Book an appointment online today.

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What is family planning?

A common misconception surrounding family planning is that the practice deals solely with birth control options. However, family planning services assist women and their partners in planning for pregnancy, dealing with infertility issues and unplanned pregnancies, and monitoring a woman’s health following a miscarriage.

Family planning consists of a variety of health services, including physical, emotional, and mental health factors. It also involves a woman’s decisions about the number of children she wishes to have and how far apart the pregnancies will be. A woman’s desire to not have children is also a factor in family planning services.

How is contraception related to family planning?

Contraception is also an essential aspect of family planning. Several safe, effective birth control options are available for preventing pregnancy, including:

  • Birth control pills
  • IUDs
  • Vaginal rings
  • Patches
  • Shots
  • Sponges
  • Implants
  • Diaphragms
  • Condoms

Permanent birth control, including tubal ligation, are also options for preventing pregnancy.

Not all contraceptive methods are the same. Dr. Taymour reviews your medical history and discusses your family planning goals with you before recommending an effective birth control method.

If you think you may be pregnant or would like to discuss available birth control options, contact Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group today to schedule an appointment. You can also book an appointment online.