Family Planning Specialist

Family planning is an important part of every woman's life, and it's vital to have an OB/GYN you can count on for help. Dr. Stephanie Kong provides her Beverly Grove and downtown Los Angeles patients at Her Medical Clinic, with compassionate women's health care of all types. Whether you are trying to start a family or are preventing pregnancy, Dr. Kong can help you find the best family planning solutions. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Family Planning Q & A

How canDr. Kong help with family planning?

Family planning has many aspects, and Dr. Kong can help with all of them. Her services include:

  • Counseling and support for women trying to conceive
  • Birth control support and counseling
  • Information about alternatives, including legal pregnancy termination and adoption
  • Support for women planning adoption, including connecting patients with an attorney

What are available birth control options?

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:

Oral contraceptives

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.

Intrauterine devices

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® injections

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®

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.

How does pre-conception counseling work?

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.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Kong accepts most PPO insurance providers. Please reach out to the office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here!

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medi-Cal
United Healthcare
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