Birth Control / Contraception

website-contraceptionFor many, many years, men and women have used various methods of contraception to either plan or block pregnancy.  There is a variety of safe and effective methods available, and Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren, your Fresno OB-GYN, and her care team, can help you decide which method is most fitting for your lifestyle.

All patients have unique needs when choosing their own personal form of contraception, so your OB-GYN will discuss each of your options with you, while outlining the pros and cons of each.

There are numerous factors to be considered when choosing your method of contraception, and the choice can sometimes be challenging.  Some of the items you need to discuss with your Fresno OB-GYN include:

  • Whether or not you plan to have children sometime in the future;
  • The effective rate for each contraceptive method and any possible side effects;
  • An evaluation of your overall health;
  • Your sexual partners and activity.

Keep in mind that other than abstinence, there is no form of contraception that is completely foolproof.  But if you use the method you choose both correctly and dependably, you’ll greatly reduce the chances of an unplanned pregnancy.

You should also discuss the effectiveness of each contraceptive method with your Fresno OB-GYN.  Some people unknowingly trust the withdrawal method – when a man removes his penis before he ejaculates – when in reality it’s unquestionably not to be trusted!

Ultimately you are the only one who can decide which method of contraception is best for your lifestyle, but we’re here to help to make the right decision by providing the education you need.

If you are ready to explore your contraceptive options and are in need of a caring and experienced Ob-Gyn Fresno CA residents rely on the professional and caring staff at the office of Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren.

Don’t wait – call us today at (559) 432-4963 to schedule your appointment.

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