Question: Which is better, the pill or the shot?
Answer: There are advantages and disadvantages to all methods of hormonal birth control.
Birth control pill:
The best contraceptive choice depends on your medical history and personal goals. I encourage you to call and make an appointment to discuss your options with our medical staff (440) 352-0608.
Question: Hi. I am 17 years old do I still need to get my parents ok to get the pill from u.
Answer: Anyone 13 or older can schedule an appointment at Family Planning, with or without parental consent. However, we always encourage the involvement of mom, dad or a general support system.
Please keep in mind, if you plan to use private insurance, your family may see Family Planning Services on their insurance invoice.
Question: I am switching from the depo shot to the birth control pills. My expiration date for my shot is February 10th, would I have to wait until then to start taking the birth control pills?
Answer: You can take your first birth control pill up to 15 weeks after your last Depo injection. However, I would suggest scheduling an appointment at Family Planning when you are due for your next Depo injection and discuss your options with the nurse. Irregardless of what type of birth control you switch to, please use a back up method, such as condoms, during the first month.
Question: I’ve been kind of getting confused with the new Obama Care coming into play, and I’ve heard from peers that insurance companies will be required to give free birth control, is this true? Cause at the moment I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford the DeproVera shot or the Patch (I have blood clots, so I can’t be on the Pill) and my insurance company doesn’t cover much as it is. Can you please clarify the new birth control policies? Thank You
Answer: The Affordable Care Act is going to impact everyone a little differently, depending on your insurance company and the plan you hold. I would encourage you to contact your insurance agent or visit www.healthcare.gov to explore your options. You can also call Family Planning, schedule an appointment and we can work with you and your insurance. Either way, we can work with you to make sure you are able to receive the best birth control method for you. However, the patch (OrthoEvra) might not be a great alternative if you are unable to use birth control methods with estrogen. I would encourage you to call Family Planning 352-0608 and schedule an appointment to discuss progestin only birth control options.
Question: When switching to a different type of birth control,(I’m currently on the shot) must I have to get an exam done?
Answer: The answer depends on whether you are an active patient with Family Planning, what your age is, when your last pelvic exam was done and if you have any pelvic pain or concerns. Either way, I would suggest that you call Family Planning, schedule an appointment and discuss your situation with our medical staff.
Question: I got married 2 months ago. Ever since my husband and i started having sex then it’s been very painful. My best friend got married last year and told me she it hurts for awhile but after a month or so it should stop hurting, but it still does every time. I know it’s important to be wet enough, and if not to use lube, so we do all the time. But the pain is always there. Both of us were virgins before this so I think its very safe to say neither of us have any type of STD.
My question is why is it like this? Will it always be like this? Is there something wrong with me?
Answer: If these are the symptoms you are experiencing, I would encourage you to call and schedule a pelvic exam, either at Family Planning (440-352-0608) or with your regular gynecologist.
Question: How much would it cost for me to be put on birth control?
Answer: Family Planning accepts both insurance and Medicaid. In addition, some individuals may be eligible to apply for Family Planning Medicaid, which would cover the cost for any family planning related service (birth control, STI testing and treatment). If you do not have insurance or are not Family Planning Medicaid eligible, the cost for the visit and birth control method would be determined by a sliding fee scale, accounting for family size and income. Irregardless, no one is turned away from Family Planning because of inability to pay. Please call 440-352-0608 to schedule an appointment.
Question: I think I should get tested for STI. How much will it cost to get tested assuming I’m at the top of your sliding scale? Also how much would treatment be assuming I have say chlamydia? I have a burning sensation when I urinate?
How/when can I get tested? Should I be going to the HIV sites? Thanks for all your help.
Answer: Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea involves a cotton swab for females and a urine sample for males. Family Planning also can test for HIV with a finger prick blood test that will offer results in about twenty minutes. If you have a concern, please call and schedule an appointment in order to get tested as soon as possible 440-352-0608. You also have the option to attend Teen Clinic in Painesville this Monday, October 7th. Scheduling is reserved for teens and you also have the option of walking in if there are no available appointments when you call.
In regards to cost, Family Planning operates off of a sliding fee scale, based off income and family size. However, no one is turned away because of inability to pay.
Question: I got my IUD inserted by your office January 2010, I want to get it removed asap.. do I have to make an appt with your office to do that and if so, how soon could I get in?
Answer: Please call the office 352-0608 to schedule an appointment to get it removed. If you are experiencing severe pain, please go to the emergency room immediately.
Question: tengo una pregunta de una preva de embarazo.. que me ise hoy y espere y nomas salio una linia y me fui a aser de comer y volvi y tenia positivo.. y nose si son asi las provas de embarazo..
Answer: La mayoría de las pruebas de embarazo requieren que se espere una cantidad específica de tiempo antes de leer los resultados. Si usted se pasa de ese tiempo específico, lo más posible es que los resultados podrían ser inexactos. Sí le preocupa todavía que esté embarazada, le recomendamos que haga una cita en Family Planning (440-352-0608) para una prueba de embarazo.