Scripps gynecologists provide counseling for numerous birth control and family planning options. Each method has its own benefits, effectiveness rate, risks and side effects; your physician will discuss these with you based on your health, needs and personal concerns, and help you determine the option that is best for you.
All of the following methods require a prescription:
Calendar-based methods such as the rhythm method help prevent pregnancy by tracking your ovulation and determining when you are most likely to become pregnant, so that you can avoid sex during that time. These non-hormonal methods tend to be less effective than prescription birth control, but do not involve medications.
Tubal ligation (tube tying) is a surgical procedure to close off the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation reversal can be performed to restore fertility. Tubal ligation is available at some Scripps facilities.