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Birth control is a broad term that includes a number of different contraceptive measures that help prevent unwanted pregnancies. Some of the most common forms of birth control include:
Some methods, such as condoms, don’t need to be overseen by a physician. Other contraceptives, however, require a physician’s involvement. For instance, IUDs must be inserted by a physician, and tubal ligation is a surgical procedure.
Most of the birth control methods used today are highly effective at preventing unwanted pregnancies when used properly. Patients who are interested in the exact effectiveness rates and advantages of each method should talk with their OB/GYN about the birth control options that are currently available.
Birth control methods are primarily intended to prevent unwanted pregnancies. While some also provide a certain level of protection against STDs, not all do. Additionally, those that do protect users against STDs may only protect against certain STDs and not others.
Many health insurance policies cover at least some forms of birth control, but not all do. Because there are several different types of birth control, and every insurance policy has its own coverages and limits, patients should contact their insurer to see if the particular method they’re interested in is covered by their policy.
A birth control appointment is similar to any other doctor appointment. The patient’s vitals and medical history are usually taken at the beginning of the appointment, after which the doctor will typically talk about birth control with the patient. At the end of the appointment, the doctor will make any recommendations he has and prescribe any medication that’s appropriate. The entire appointment is kept confidential.
At Beverly Hills Womens Center, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Christine if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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