Family Planning Specialist

David Mayo, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Mayo Medical P.C.

David Mayo, M.D.

OBGYN & Cosmetic Gynecologist located in Cortland, NY

Family planning has monumental effects on your life, whether you wish to have children or avoid getting pregnant. At Mayo Medical P.C., Dr. David Mayo offers methods to help manage the number of children and frequency of childbirths in your family. Call or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation at his OB/GYN and cosmetic gynecology practice in Cortland, New York.

Family Planning Q & A

What is family planning?

OB/GYNs like Dr. Mayo offer various methods of family planning that help you control the number of children in your family or the period between their births. Dr. Mayo revolves his methods around your wishes, empowering you to take control of your reproductive future.

What are some factors to consider in family planning?

Family planning entails considering your wishes as well as future plans. When meeting with Dr. Mayo, you may discuss the number of children you want to have, or the decision to have no children. If you do want children, Dr. Mayo may ask at what age you ideally would like to.

Naturally, these decisions involve considering other factors of your life, including:

  • Your marital situation
  • Career considerations
  • Financial abilities
  • Any issues or disabilities that might affect your chances of getting pregnant or having a healthy pregnancy

What are services offered for family planning?

Family planning means taking measures to achieve your desired outcome for children. Having children unprepared can take a heavy toll on the rest of your life. Dr. Mayo offers sterilization procedures that can help you and your family avoid having any more children upon your wishes.

Sterilization is a method of birth control that involves both surgical and non-surgical procedures. In females, a surgical method of sterilization is called tubal ligation. This permanent procedure involves either cutting or sealing your fallopian tubes and prevents pregnancy immediately after the procedure.

Nonsurgical methods of female sterilization involve devices that are placed in the fallopian tubes to seal them. The device is inserted into the vagina and uterus and therefore doesn’t require any surgical incisions. This type of nonsurgical method may take up to three months to become effective.

How does female sterilization work?

Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures aim to seal the fallopian tubes. This obstruction prevents the egg from reaching the uterus and also hinders the sperm from reaching the egg. That eliminates the possibility of pregnancy.

Both tubal ligation and nonsurgical sterilization can be used as permanent methods to avoid bearing children.