Family Planning

Family planning can be an exciting time for many, but it’s always worth taking into consideration whether you plan on having children or not. Family planning is a very wide and diverse subject that involves many topics, such as contraception, sterilization, sexually transmitted infections, preconception counseling, and much more.

At the heart of family planning is the choice of whether or not to have children, or how many children a family wants to have and at what times. Through family planning services, a couple can choose to take the growth of their family into their own hands.

Walk-In Family Planning

Walk-in family planning is available at Metro Urgent Care, where you can get a variety of family planning services to help control and regulate the number of children they have, when they have them, or whether they will have children at all.

Types of programs and resources available will vary based on your individual and family needs. For example, here are a few common family planning methods that may be offered or suggested, based on your goals:

Birth Control

Birth control is a method of family planning that helps to prevent unwanted pregnancies between a couple. This allows a woman or a couple to create better control over whether or not she gets pregnant. Each type of contraception has its pros and cons, so always take the time to review your options and decide which is best for your situation.

Common types of birth control:

  • Birth control pills
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Vasectomy
  • Condoms
  • Tubal ligation
  • And more

Assisted Reproductive Technology

If a woman is incapable of reproducing through natural means, there are alternative options available to families that need assistance with contraception. A form of assisted reproductive technology is known as “surrogacy,” where a woman agrees to become pregnant for another individual or couple. There are two types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational.

Traditional Surrogacy: the surrogate uses her own eggs and carries the child for the individual or couple looking to take care of the child.

Gestational Surrogacy: the surrogate uses eggs that have been fertilized elsewhere and the embryos transferred to the surrogate.

Another form of assisted reproductive technology is sperm donation, also known as artificial insemination, where the woman may choose from a range of insemination methods for another attempt at getting pregnant (options include intracervical insemination, intrauterine insemination, invitro fertilization and natural insemination).

Family Planning Programs

There are many types of family planning programs available today that will help couples to assess the options available for getting pregnant, or avoiding it if they so choose. Programs also include the ability to plan out the financial cost of getting pregnant and raising a child. When families are considering raising a child, this can help them to make the decision of whether or not it’s in the best interest (financially), depending on whether or not they are capable of supporting a child.

Contact us today at Metro Urgent Care to learn more about family planning, the services we have available, and how to better prepare for the future as you decide to raise a family.

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