Family planning services

WHO defines family planning as “the ability of individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. It is achieved through contraceptive methods and the treatment of involuntary infertility." Family planning aims to avoid undesired pregnancies, increase awareness, diagnosis, and management of sexually transmitted diseases, and reduce infertility by preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

Our Offerings

  • Contraceptive Counseling: The physicians impart contraceptive counseling to couples as a part of family planning services. Contraceptive counseling offers various family planning methods to couples who do not desire pregnancy. The contraceptive methods are recommended based on the couple’s' needs. The contraceptive methods in India include spacing methods and permanent methods. The spacing methods of contraception are reversible and include condoms, contraceptive pills, and intra-uterine contraceptive devices. Permanent methods are generally irreversible and include male and female sterilization.
  • Pregnancy Testing: Several tests are available to test the pregnancy. If the woman misses her periods and believes she might be pregnant, consultation with a gynecologist is recommended. The gynecologist may ask about the date of the last menstrual period and the type of contraceptive method being used. The woman is also asked to give a urine sample to test the presence of the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone.
  • Diagnosis and Management of Sexually Transmitted Disease: Physicians should increase awareness about the risk of sexually transmitted diseases in all sexually active individuals. Safe sex not only means the prevention of pregnancy but also indicates protection against sexually transmitted diseases. Contraceptives should be rationally recommended to provide an overall benefit to the patients. For instance, oral contraceptives lower the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease but increase the risk of Chlamydia infection.