Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
OB/GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA
The decision to have a child is a critical one, and that’s why Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Jennifer Chen, Dr. Lily Lee, Dr. Rahil Patel, Dr. Henrietta Stancz-Szeder, Dr. Karen Toubi, Dr. Kathleen Valenton, Dr. Wendy Kim Waldman, and Dr. Peter Weiss at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health in Beverly Hills, California discuss birth control with their patients. With nearly half of all pregnancies unintended, developing a reproductive life plan is perhaps one the most important things your OB/GYN can help you do.
Birth Control Counseling Q & A
What is birth control counseling?
If you’re in your reproductive years, expect your doctor at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center to counsel you on contraception needs, both now and in the future, to help you avoid the risk of an unintended pregnancy. And when you do decide to get pregnant, your doctor can help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
During birth control counseling, your doctor takes the time to educate you on contraceptives, both what’s available and the pros and cons of each. The doctor fills in any deficits in what you know and understand about reproductive health, and clears up any misconceptions about preventing pregnancy. This also allows them to address any questions or concerns you may have about birth control.
What types of birth control does Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center offer?
If you’re in need of birth control, your doctor can review your health history and help you determine which kind of birth control best suits you and your needs, giving you the most effective protection possible. Some recommended birth control methods include:
- Birth control pills
- Nexplanon© hormonal implants
- Other hormonal birth control options like the ring
- Tubal sterilization
Your doctor’s recommendation is made based on:
- Your age
- Lifestyle habits
- Whether you’ve previously had children
- If you plan on having children in the near future
What is Nexplanon?
Nexplanon is a small plastic rod that’s inserted under your skin, typically in the upper arm. It’s unnoticeable, and the insertion process causes only slight discomfort. It slowly releases a hormone that causes your body to stop ovulating, protecting you from pregnancy. Nexplanon provides up to 99% pregnancy prevention for up to four years.
What happens if you have an IUD or implant and change your mind?
The doctors at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center are qualified to both place IUDs and Nexplanon implants and remove them. If you have a long-lasting reversible contraceptive in place and are considering getting it removed, contact the team at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center to review the risks and benefits.
Are there nonhormonal birth control options?
If you’re looking for hormone-free birth control protection, talk to your doctor about your options. Your doctor could fit you for a diaphragm, or if you’re not planning on having any more children, they may recommend a nonhormonal IUD.
When you’re looking for a pregnancy prevention solution, schedule an appointment with the doctors at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center today.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office for insurance eligibility.
Words from our patients
"They were excellent in finding out what was wrong with my son. I had just come from the Children's hospital. These people know what they are doing."
"The staff was friendly and helpful. Dr Brown was super cool, very professional, a sense of humor , she made me feel very comfortable."
"I thought she was terrific! I didn't wait very long, she is very knowledgable and smart, easy to talk to..."
"If you are lucky enough to see Doctor Rebecca Brown, you are in caring, friendly, experienced hands..."
"Dr Rebecca Brown is just great. Knowledgeable, friendly, listens and takes notes and answers questions."
"...As far as Rodeo Drive Health Center, I have been going there for well over 4 years and love the place as it is all women and you feel very comfortable."
"Dr. Valenton is awesome! If it weren't for her, I probably would have ended up with a c-section. Nothing wrong with a c-section, but she respected my desire..."
"I've been with Dr. Brown since 2008 and cannot say enough good things about her. She takes her time and listens and REMEMBERS many things about you! I LOVE that..."
"In short, Dr. Brown is fantastic; she's knowledgeable, professional, and extremely friendly. You can be assured that she will take good care of your needs."
"Dr. Brown is phenomenal! I ❤her with all my heart! She delivered my 2 daughters, has the greatest bedside manner, and always makes time for you!"
"I love Dr Valenton she's so easy to talk to always makes me feel very comfortable and she's very understanding."
"I instantly knew Dr. Valenton would be my new go to OBGYN when delivering my second baby (19 years after my first born) after our initial appointment."
"Professional with a wonderful bedside manner. Not only is she intelligent, she is extremely personable."
"The first time I met her, she made me feel at ease and made me feel like we've known each other for a while. It takes a special doctor to have great bedside manner."
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The staff and doctors are kind and very helpful. The atmosphere is very inviting. Filling out the medical forms was painless, due to their use of ipads to collect info.
This office is very well-run and orderly, so much so that I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes in either the waiting room or in the exam room.
I am much appreciated of my Dr. my nurse and everyone else who helps run this amazing office. Everyone is friendly, professional and above all caring.
The office is efficient and has a great location. The medical service and bedside manner is excellent and very friendly.