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What do they do at a birth control appointment?

But what happens at your appointment depends on your personal health, the doctor’s policies, and the kind of birth control you want. Here’s some stuff you can expect: Your nurse or doctor will talk with you about your medical history (ask you questions about your health in the past) and check your blood pressure.

What should I expect at a birth control appointment? What should you expect at an appointment? To talk about getting a birth control prescription, usually you’d make an appointment with an OB-GYN, but you can also see a family medicine provider or a certified midwife.

Where to go to get a birth control prescription? To talk about getting a birth control prescription, usually you’d make an appointment with an OB-GYN, but you can also see a family medicine provider or a certified midwife. Community health centers, family planning clinics, and Planned Parenthood can also discuss and prescribe various birth control options, says Pathy.

What kind of doctor should I See for birth control? Nurse practitioners and certified midwives are also an option. “Patients deserve to have the information they need and the partnership with their clinician to really make these important health decisions,” says Nancy Stanwood, MD, FACOG, FSFP, MPH, section chief of family planning at Yale School of Medicine.

Do you have to talk to your doctor about birth control? You can also ask any questions you have about birth control. You might want to talk with your doctor about the IUD or implant — these types of birth control are the easiest to use and work the best. If you get the IUD, implant, or shot, your doctor will give it to you in the health center.

What to expect when you go to the doctor for birth control?

What to expect when you go to the doctor for birth control? After taking your vitals, the clinician will ask about your period, sexual activity, and past pregnancies, as well as your medical, surgical, and family histories. “Usually a physical exam is not performed, unless there is another patient concern such as vaginal discharge, need for a Pap smear, or other testing,” says Pathy.

What should I expect at my first gynecologist appointment? The first part of your gynecologist appointment will go much like any other doctor’s appointment. Your gynecologist will take some basic medical information and talk through your health history before leaving the room and giving you a hospital gown.

Where to go to get a birth control prescription? To talk about getting a birth control prescription, usually you’d make an appointment with an OB-GYN, but you can also see a family medicine provider or a certified midwife. Community health centers, family planning clinics, and Planned Parenthood can also discuss and prescribe various birth control options, says Pathy.

Do you need a pelvic exam for birth control? You don’t need to have a pelvic exam before getting a birth control prescription unless you decide to get an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted in your uterus, says Stanwood. There are medical conditions that can affect what type of birth control are appropriate or safe for you.