Women & Family Clinic
Sepideh Zahedy-Kapusta, MD
OB-GYN & Medical Spa located in La Habra, CA
In the course of a year, couples who don’t use birth control face an 85% chance of getting pregnant. If having a baby is not in your immediate plans, Dr. Sepideh Zahedy-Kapusta of Women & Family Clinic in La Habra, California, is a board-certified OB/GYN offering a variety of contraceptives to female patients. Dr. Zahedy provides contraceptive options and counseling to women wishing to take control over whether or not they become pregnant. Call or schedule an appointment online to explore birth control options with Dr. Zahedy.
Contraception Q & A
What types of contraceptives are available?
Contraceptives, or birth control methods, are available in a wide variety of options. Every option is not suitable for every woman. The most appropriate method for each woman depends on your age, overall health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners, and desire to have or not have children in the future.
Birth control methods fall into one of these five categories:
- Hormonal methods: oral contraceptives, injectables, patches, vaginal rings
- Barrier methods: male and female condoms, sponges, diaphragms, cervical caps, spermicides
- Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC): intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants
- Emergency contraception: emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), copper IUD
- Sterilization: tubal ligation or implant for women, vasectomy for men
Before prescribing a contraceptive, Dr. Zahedy answers your questions, discusses your health, your goals, and any concerns you may have about the various birth control methods. The Women & Family Clinic also provides birth control samples for women, as well as the opportunity to participate in prescription programs if you don’t have insurance.
Can birth control help with painful or heavy periods?
Depending on what’s causing your painful or heavy periods, some forms of contraceptives may help you have lighter, shorter periods. Birth control pills, patches, and IUDs may also help with heavy or painful periods. If you have pain or a heavy flow, it’s a good idea to have an exam to make sure there isn’t a more serious underlying condition, such as fibroid cysts or any other female reproductive infection or disease.
How can I get free or low-cost contraceptives?
Dr. Zahedy offers contraceptive samples to women who are patients at her La Habra clinic. Many insurance plans cover FDA-approved prescription birth control for women. This includes oral contraceptives, IUDs, and in some cases, female sterilization. Dr. Zahedy provides contraceptive counseling and programs that help pay for prescriptions to women who qualify for this option.
If you’re considering which birth control method is best for you, call or schedule an appointment online so Dr. Zahedy can evaluate your overall health, do any necessary exams, and explain the options that might work best for you, along with any procedures required with the option you choose.