Family Planning

Family Planning services offered in Queens, Maspeth, Lower Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY

Family planning is an approach to your reproductive health where you work with your provider to prevent pregnancy while taking steps to preserve your fertility and reproductive health for the future (if desired).  At LocalMD offices in Queens, New York City, Flushing, and Brooklyn, NY, you can receive personalized family planning services tailored to your specific needs. Start your path to family planning by calling the New York City office or requesting one online today. 

What is family planning?

Family planning involves taking the initiative to prevent pregnancy and protect your reproductive organs, so you can plan and become pregnant when (and if) you want. 

Just as no two women are alike, no two family planning packages are the same. Depending on your needs, your family planning package can include:

  • Tubal ligation
  • Tubal ligation reversal
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Infertility counseling
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Reproductive health and preconception screenings
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and education

Family planning is an important part of your overall health care to prevent unwanted pregnancy and ensure you have a healthy pregnancy when the time comes.

When should I talk to my doctor about family planning?

Family planning is something you should be discussing with a provider at LocalMD regularly throughout your reproductive years. You should have a family planning examination if you:

  • Are sexually active
  • Have signs or symptoms of STDs
  • Want to become pregnant in the future
  • Need to prevent pregnancy for the time being

If needed, the compassionate team at LocalMD even counsels teens and young adults about safe sex practices, preventing pregnancy, and the dangerous effects of STDs on reproductive organs. This allows them to have the education they need to make educated decisions.

What happens during a family planning appointment?

Your family planning appointment at LocalMD is your one-on-one time with a practitioner to discuss your reproductive health and your goals for the future. Depending on your needs, your family planning examination may involve:

  • Breast examination
  • A blood test or urinalysis
  • A pelvic exam or Pap smear
  • STD testing or treatment
  • Prescribing birth control pills
  • Implanting or inserting birth control devices

If you want to become pregnant — just not right now — your provider can even counsel you on lifestyle changes you and your partner can make to protect your reproductive health so that when the time comes, you can have a healthy pregnancy.

Learn more about family planning by scheduling a consultation at LocalMD today. Call the office or request an appointment using the online booking feature today.