Family Planning & Contraception Specialist

Loraine Diego, MD

Gynecologist located in Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA

The decision to have a child is one of the biggest in your life. Equally important is knowing when it’s not the right time to have a child. Gynecologist Loraine Diego, MD, can help. Through her family planning services, she can help you determine the optimal time to have a child, both physically and emotionally. To learn more about her family planning services, including birth control, call Loraine Diego, MD, or book your appointment online to visit her Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, office.

Family Planning & Contraception Q & A

When should I start family planning?

Many people think that you only need to worry about family planning when you want to have a baby. However, some of the most important family planning actions occur when you’re trying not to get pregnant. If you know kids are not part of your immediate future, Dr. Diego can help you take an active role in preventing pregnancy until the time is right.

Through a proactive approach, you can ensure you begin to explore motherhood only when you’re ready.

How does family planning work?

Dr. Diego offers a full range of family planning services, including the following.

General gynecological care

Regular checkups with Dr. Diego keep your reproductive systems healthy. This protects your overall health today and helps you keep your fertility options open for the future.

Birth control

Birth control is the key to timing your pregnancy when you’re ready. Dr. Diego offers a range of birth control choices, including emergency contraception so you can find the best one for your body and your lifestyle.

Fertility counseling

Whether you’re just starting to try to get pregnant and want to ensure your body is ready or you’ve been trying for a while and are having trouble, Dr. Diego can help. With a holistic, natural approach, she can give you your best chance at becoming pregnant.

STD testing

Knowing your STD status is important if you want to have a baby. Certain STDs can impact your ability to become pregnant or your pregnancy itself. Dr. Diego offers STD testing so you can stay informed and make the right choices for your body and your baby.

What are my birth control options?

When you think of birth control, most people think of oral contraception (“the pill”). But that’s far from your only birth control option. Some other types of birth control that Dr. Diego offers include:

  • Birth control implants
  • Birth control shots (e.g., Depo-Provera)
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Birth control patches

Dr. Diego takes the time to understand your specific body and lifestyle. Then, together, you can find the birth control method that works best for you. Maybe you’d like to take a more hands-off approach than the pill. The implant is an easy, quickly reversible way to ensure you don’t get pregnant for three years. If you’d like an alternative to hormonal birth control, a copper IUD can prevent pregnancy without introducing any hormones into your body.

When it comes to family planning, the time to start is now. Dr. Diego is here to help you make the right choices for your body and your life goals. To learn more about her family planning services — or to get started — call Loraine Diego, MD, or schedule your appointment online.