Make an appointment or walk in to see a licensed physician who can take care of all your birth control needs today at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco!
Our experienced and compassionate clinic staff can provide a consultation to determine your birth control needs. Whether you are currently on birth control and need a refill, want to make a change in your birth control method, or want to start on a birth control protocol, the team at EZCare Clinic can take care of all your needs. We’ll walk you through the pros and cons of birth control pills and shots to help you decide which is best for you, then give you a prescription for your chosen method. Visit us today so we can help you choose the safest, most effective method of birth control for your lifestyle!
Benefits of Birth Control
Birth control pills and shots are two of the easiest and most effective methods of preventing unplanned pregnancies when taken correctly. In addition to preventing pregnancies, they can also assist with those who have heavy or painful periods, those who have reproductive issues such as endometriosis or fibroids, and those who have acne or other health issues that can be treated by low-dose hormones.
Who Should Consider Birth Control?
Women who are in their child-bearing years and who are or plan to be sexually active should consider the birth control pill or shot. In addition, those women who want to treat long, painful, or heavy periods may also want to consider birth control.
There are some women who should not take the birth control pill or receive the shot for health reasons. These include those with a blood clotting disorder, those who smoke and are over 35 years of age, those with lupus, migraines, or diabetes, and those who have had breast cancer or thinning of the bones.
When you speak with a physician at EZCare Clinic, he or she will go over your health history to ensure you are a good candidate for birth control pills or shots and that it will not pose a health risk for you.
Types of Birth Control Offered at EZCare Clinic
Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills are a form of hormonal contraception and can be progestin only or a combination of progestin and estrogen. Depending on the type you are prescribed, you will either get three weeks of active pills and one week of placebo pills (combination) or 28 days of active pills (progestin-only). Birth control pills work by preventing the release of eggs from your ovaries as well as increasing the buildup of mucus around the cervix. This combination of methods is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy if taken as directed. A typical use of birth control pills is approximately 91 percent effective as many women miss pills, take pills late, or sometimes take other prescriptions that interfere with their contraception effectiveness.
Birth Control Shots
Birth control shots such as Depo-Provera are hormonal injections of progestin that prevent unwanted pregnancies for a three-month time frame. These work in a similar manner as birth control pills by preventing ovulation and increasing the mucus buildup around the opening of the cervix. The shot is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancies for those who get the shot every three months as directed. A typical use of the shot, which includes some women getting it later than directed, is 94 percent effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Those women who want to get pregnant soon after stopping the shot should know that their regular fertility may not return for up to 10 months after they quit taking the shot.
Birth Control Prescription San Francisco
When medically appropriate, our practitioners can write a prescription for the birth control pills that is right for you. If you decide on the injectable method, our practitioners can get you started on this method during your visit. If you choose an IUD, implant or tubal ligation, we will refer you to your primary care provider or OB/GYN.
Why You Should Choose EZCare Clinic for Your Birth Control Needs
At EZCare Clinic, we care about our female patients and want to help them find a method of birth control that is right for them. Our caring and compassionate staff will listen to your concerns and answer your questions in a non-judgmental atmosphere and make sure you are fully educated about all of your choices. With their education, knowledge, and experience, they will help you make the best choices for your health and lifestyle. Whether you schedule an appointment with one of our caring staff members or walk in to our clinic in San Francisco, we can take care of you in a professional and compassionate manner.
Knowing if Birth Control is Right for You
The only way to know if the birth control pill or shot is right for you is to have a consultation with one of our physicians. After going through your health history, preferences, and goals, he or she will advise you whether or not the pill or shot is right for you. Take control of your reproductive health today by scheduling an appointment or walking in to EZCare Clinic in San Francisco.