Family planning has many aspects, and Dr. Kong can help with all of them. Her services include:
Your birth control method is entirely up to you, and a number of good options are available. Dr. Kong is happy to review the choices with you. Birth control methods include:
Birth control pills use daily doses of estrogen or progestin to stop egg release and, in some cases to force, the shedding of extra uterine lining. Oral contraceptives taken in the optimal way — every day at the same time — have an effectiveness rate of 99.7% or higher.
IUDs are available in two general types, copper and hormonal. Copper IUDs last up to 12 years. Hormonal IUDs last three to six years, depending on the type. IUDs are a very effective form of contraception, with effectiveness rates of more than 99%.
Depo-Provera uses progestin to suppress ovulation. You must receive injections every three months. With a consistent injection schedule, the effectiveness rate is over 99%.
Nexplanon is an implant that steadily delivers the hormone etonogestrel into the bloodstream for up to three years of birth control. The effectiveness rate is over 99%.
There are several other options available, including long-term birth control with Essure® or tubal sterilization.
Counseling with Dr. Kong is extremely helpful when you're ready to conceive. During the counseling process, Dr. Kong can identify potential issues that could cause problems in conceiving or in carrying a healthy pregnancy. If these issues are identified and treated early, it can help you have a much healthier and happier pregnancy.
Counseling is also a great time for you to ask questions about conception, pregnancy testing, and pregnancy in general. Make an appointment online or call anytime for family planning help.
Dr. Kong accepts most PPO insurance providers. Please reach out to the office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here!