John Jeffery, MD

Contraception and Family Planning

Learn more about contraception and family planning medical services in Medicine Hat.

What is Family Planning?

Family planning is a service that helps patients strategize their child rearing process. That could include contraception and fertility control or addressing fertility issues if the woman is having trouble conceiving.

What are different types of family planning services?

Different types of family planning services by Dr. Jeffery can include:

  • pregnancy counseling
  • education on reproductive health
  • issues with conception/miscarriages
  • routine gynecological services
  • birth control/contraception

How do I know what type of family planning services I need?

This is a very personal choice, and it is an important discussion to have with your physician, especially if you notice any issues with your reproductive system.

What is contraception?

Contraception is any doctor recommended method of birth control that works to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. There are a variety of methods of contraception available for women including many different types of procedures, devices, and medications.

How do I know which type of contraception is right for me?

Every woman’s body is different, so every form of contraception may not be as effective. Some women experience pain or side effects from certain forms of contraception while others do not. Finding the perfect type of contraception for you will be a discussion and decision between you and your physician.

What are the common forms of contraception?

The most common forms of contraception include:

  • condoms
  • vaginal ring
  • IUD
  • birth control pills
  • shot
  • patch
  • sterilization/tubal ligation
  • diaphragm
  • vasectomy (for men)

Contraception and Family Planning in Medicine Hat, Alberta

At Dr. Jeffery’s Medicine Hat office, we offer a variety of OB-GYN options in the realm of contraception and family planning. So whether you are trying to start a family or making sure you are able to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, we can help. Our office takes on new patients by referral only. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jeffery, please have your general practitioner contact our Medicine Hat office with a referral.

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