Family Planning

Family planning is the process of determining when to have children by the use of birth control and other methods such as management and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual healthinfertility management and preconceptual care management and counseling.

At SOGA, our doctors and nurse practitioners have years of experience in helping women plan their families and protect their fertility.  We also offer all types of birth control options for our patients so that each woman can find a solution that works for her.

Some of the options women have for birth control include:


Types of birth control

Continuous Abstinence

Natural Family Planning/Rhythmn

Barrier Methods

  • Contraceptive sponge
  • Diaphragm, cervical cap, and cervical shield
  • Female condom
  • Male condom


Hormonal Methods

  • Oral contraceptives – “The pill”
  • The patch
  • Shot/injection
  • Vaginal ring


Implantable Devices


Permanent Birth Control


Emergency Contraception


For more information and specific descriptions on each contraception choice, please download the Birth Control Fact Sheet from