Contraception and Family Planning
We offer a wide variety of contraception options. These include devices such as an IUD, vaginal ring, female condom, sponge, or a diaphragm; prescription medications such as pills, shots, patches, or shots, and tubal ligation, a surgical option. We also counsel couples on male contraception options such as using condoms or having a vasectomy. Couples should consider all options together, since each option has its benefits and risks, and some are appropriate only for certain age groups.
We give a diagnosis of infertility after you’ve tried to get pregnant for at least a year (or after six months if you’re over 35 years old) but haven’t been able to. The most common cause of female infertility includes problems ovulating, but there can be other reasons. Screening for infertility is a part of your annual well-woman exam with your gynecologist. However, schedule an appointment if you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a year unsuccessfully and you’re in between annual well-woman exams.