Family Planning

Today there are many options for birth control or to prevent pregnancy. You can make an appointment with one of our providers to guide you through the different methods and to find the one that best suits your lifestyle and health goals. At your first visit our physicians will review your medical history, inquire about future desires of child bearing and discuss risks and benefits of the following methods:

Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills) - There are many pills on the market, along with different contraceptive and non-contraceptive benefits. After an in-office consultation, we will find the contraceptive method that suits you best based on your daily routine and history. Oral contraceptives are very effective as long as you take them properly. It is important that your pills are taken daily.

Vaginal Contraception - The “Ring“ (Nuvaring) is a form of contraception in which hormones are delivered by a vaginal route and provides effective contraception. This ring is easily inserted by you, every month, and is convenient if you do not want to remember to take a pill daily.

Intramuscular Contraception - The Depo Provera shot is given every 3 months. It contains Progesterone only (for those of you that cannot take Estrogen) and while it may cause irregular cycles for you at first over time the cycles can cease altogether. It is highly effective in preventing pregnancy.

Transdermal Implants - The Implanon method is a device containing progesterone, which can be inserted at our office. It consists of a latex free plastic rod, which secretes hormones for 3 years at which time the rod is removed.

Intrauterine Devices -These are devices that are placed into your uterus by your provider in the office. There are two types of IUDS currently available in the United States:

  1. Mirena - This IUD 2contains progesterone and lasts up to 5 years. Cycles are lighter and irregular
  2. Paragard - This IUD uses copper and lasts for 10 years. Monthly cycles

Our Locations

Laguna Niguel - La Paz Family Medicine

Laguna Niguel - La Paz Family Medicine

Address
27231 La Paz Rd.
Suite A
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Laguna Niguel - Family Medicine

Laguna Niguel - Family Medicine

Address
30131 Town Center Dr.
Suite 135
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Lake Forest

Lake Forest

Address
22621 Lake Forest Drive
Suite D1
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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San Clemente - Family and Internal Medicine

San Clemente - Family and Internal Medicine

Address
831 Via Suerte
Suite 102
San Clemente, CA 92673
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Mission Viejo - Family Medicine

Mission Viejo - Family Medicine

Address
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 170
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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