Physicians with the Contraceptive Consult Clinic specialize in helping find an effective method of birth control for women who have complex or chronic medical conditions like:
- Congenital heart disease
Our staff includes obstetrician/gynecologists with expertise in family planning and a general internist with expertise in women's health. They work with your primary care physician to balance the need to treat your condition and your desire or medical need to avoid pregnancy.
To do so, a physician will assess your medical condition and consider any possible adverse or beneficial interactions with various types of birth control, complications of your disease, and possible drug interactions with your existing medical therapy.
The physician will then recommend appropriate family planning options, including:
- Hormonal contraception
- Barrier methods
- Intrauterine device
- Contraceptive implant
- Permanent sterilization
You can start your chosen contraception at the Contraceptive Consult Clinic or at your primary care physician's office.
View our Family Planning brochures in English and Spanish.
Special information for moms of preemies
Many women feel overwhelmed after preterm birth.While it can be hard to think about yourself, it is important to take control of your reproductive life.This includes using appropriate birth control methods and getting pregnant again only when you are ready to get pregnant.