A woman may become pregnant if the sperm from a man reaches her eggs in the fallopian tube. Contraceptives prevent this from happening by keeping the sperm and egg apart or by stopping the production of eggs (ova) in a female. Barrier methods including condoms are actually a form of contraception and it protects you from pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

Most of the low income clinics in the country offer confidential advice and help to their patients about reproductive health and family planning options. Sexually active women between the ages of 13 to 44 are highly likely to become pregnant. However, if any of them do not want to become pregnant, then they will certainly need contraceptive supplies and services from a nearby women’s health clinic.

There are plenty of contraceptive methods available to you and they are not just the pill and condoms. However, many women in the country are not aware of all these contraceptive measures. This is the reason why you should book an appointment with a health care provider at any of the low income clinics in your area, and understand all the contraceptive methods available to you. Furthermore, the health care provider will also help you to find the right contraception method that suits your needs and lifestyle.

The experienced staff members from the women’s health clinic will ask you a few questions during your initial visit. In addition, they will also address all your reproductive health concerns and doubts, as well as offer education and counseling if necessary. During the appointment, the care providers from the health clinic will do the following:

  • Address your concerns and queries regarding pregnancy;
  • Give detailed information on the contraceptive methods available to you; and
  • Work with you to figure out the right contraceptive method.

Some of the most popular contraception services offered by health care clinics in the country are as follows.

  • Information on sexual health and family planning
  • Cervical screening/smear test
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Health promotion and education
  • Advise on all aspects of reproductive health

Understand that all the information and other details that you share with the care provider at the women’s health clinic will be highly confidential.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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