At Sepmedical clinic we offer Oral contraceptive, Depo shot, IUD (intra uterine devices like Paragard, Skyla, Emergency contraception ie Plan-b, Vaginal ring ie nuvaring, Patches contraception, condom, spermicide, lubricant and Pills abortion or RU486 pills for free. We offer the state approved family planning program also known as sofp. With sofp you can receive services for contraception immediately and for free. Any California resident who believes that they are pregnant and whose family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level is eligible for this program. Call now to see if you qualify.
Family PACT Program Income Eligibility Guidelines Update
Effective April 1, 2015, Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) Program providers are to use the following income guidelines when determining patient eligibility for Family PACT services. Providers should disregard all previous Family PACT income guideline charts.
Family PACT Income Guidelines
200 Percent of the 2015 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Effective April 1, 2015
|Number of persons in family
|For each additional member, add
We also accept most HMO and ppo and medical medicare insurances.
How Do Birth Control Methods Work?
If you’re not ready to become pregnant or have a baby, you should know how to protect your self against unwanted pregnancy. Of course, not having sex at all until you’re really ready to become pregnant is the best way to be sure. But if you are having sex or think you might here are some facts that will help you prevent pregnancy until you’re ready.
When Does Pregnancy Begin?
Once a woman begins to have monthly periods, her body is ready to become pregnant—even if she isn’t. Having periods means that the ovaries (see the drawing) have started releasing eggs that are “fertile”; that means she can became pregnant But the only way a woman can become pregnant is if the egg, first, meets the sperm that a man produces, and then reaches the woman’s uterus and implants in the lining to grow. In other words, a woman is not pregnant just because her egg has met the sperm—she’s not pregnant until the fertilized egg has implanted in her uterus, usually about 6 or] days later.
Whenever a man and a woman have sexual intercourse, there’s always a possibility that the woman’s egg and the man’s sperm will meet in the woman’s fallopian tubes. Without birth control, the egg may be fertilized and go onto implant in the uterus. But using an effective form of birth control can prevent this from happening nearly always. So, f you think you are going to have sexual intercourse but do not want to become pregnant, you should use birth control to stop the sperm from meeting the egg.
How Does Birth Control Stop Pregnancy From Happening?
Most effective birth control methods work by preventing the sperm from fertilizing the egg. Some prevent the woman’s monthly egg from being released at all. Others prevent the sperm from meeting the egg, either by destroying the sperm, or by creating a barrier between the sperm and the egg so the sperm can’t reach the egg. Sometimes birth control methods do a little of both. Here’s how some of the most popular birth control methods work.
Birth Control Pills. Patch, Vaginal Ring. Injectable : All these methods, which contain hormones, change the levels of a woman’s natural hormones so that her eggs are not released from the ovaries in the first place. Other chemical changes in the woman’s uterus also prevent sperm from reaching the fallopian tubes.
Intrauterine Contraceptives: These are often called IUCs or lUDs, and there are 2 kinds. One has copper in it and the other has a hormone. IUCs/IUDs don’t prevent a woman’s eggs from being released. Instead, they produce chemical changes to prevent the sperm from reaching or fertilizing the egg.
Spermicides: These agents contain an ingredient that is toxic to sperm and destroys them. Condoms. Diaphragms: These methods place a physical barrier between the sperm and the egg so that the two can’t meet.
For a birth control method to work properly to prevent pregnancy, a woman must use it correctly. That means using it exactly when and how it is prescribed. For example, a condom or diaphragm must be used every time a woman has sex. Birth control pills must be taken every day.
But if a woman forgets to use her birth control method, and has sex anyway, she can still protect herself against becoming pregnant by using emergency contraception:
Emergency Contraception: Emergency contraception is exactly what it’s called—a birth control method you use only in an emergency. It works just like birth control pills (in fact, it is a form of birth control pill) by preventing release of the egg from the ovary. In order for it to work best emergency contraception should be used as soon as possible and at least within 72 hours after unprotected sex. But there is newer medication that can work up to 5 days after sexual contact. So it’s a good idea to ask your doctor or nurse to explain how you can have emergency contraception available to use in case you need it But remember:
emergency contraception is for an emergency. if you’re having sexual activity, it’s much better to make sure you have a birth control method and use it regularly.
If you plan to have children and you’re ready to have a baby in your life, you’ll know it’s time to stop using birth control. Until then, ask your doctor or nurse to help you choose a reliable birth control method to help prevent pregnancy—and make sure you use it correctly. Before you decide to become pregnant, ask your doctor or nurse about vitamins that will prevent birth defects and about other things you should do for a healthy pregnancy.