Birth Control

Are you having a hard time figuring out what form of birth control is right for you? Are you interested in natural family planning? Have you had a bad experience and need new birth control options? Board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Kelly O. MD, and her team at Viva Life Health Hub
in San Diego offers virtual birth control consultations to help you get answers to all of your questions.

What is Birth Control?

Birth control, also known as contraception, refers to methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy. The goal of birth control is to regulate or inhibit the fertility of individuals, typically by preventing the release of eggs (ovulation), altering the sperm's ability to fertilize an egg, or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

What are the types of Birth Control?

You have many birth control options, including those that require a prescription and those you can pick up over the counter. The most common types of birth control include:

✔Barrier Methods:



✔Hormonal Methods:

▶Birth Control Pills

▶Birth Control Patch

▶Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera)

✔Intrauterine Devices (IUDs):

▶Copper IUD

▶Hormonal IUD


▶Tubal Ligation (for women)

▶Vasectomy (for men)

✔Natural Methods:

▶Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs)

▶Withdrawal Method (Pull-Out Method)

✔Emergency Contraception:

▶Morning-After Pill

✔Permanent Birth Control:


The team at Viva Life Health Hub helps you navigate all your choices and develop a plan that works for you and your future pregnancy needs.

What is Natural Family Planning?

Natural family planning is a type of birth control that doesn’t involve medications or devices. Instead, you track your menstrual cycle to best determine when your ovulation occurs. Women get pregnant when they have sexual intercourse right before or after ovulation. Tracking your ovulation may help you time your sexual intercourse around ovulation to prevent pregnancy.

The team at Viva Life Health Hub specializes in natural family planning and can provide all the tools you need to track your ovulation and time your sexual intercourse accordingly.

What can I expect during a Birth Control consultation?

Dr. Elmore and her team take the time necessary to fully understand your needs so they can help you devise the most effective plan. To determine the type of birth control that would work best for you, the team reviews your medical and gynecological history, your sexual and pregnancy history, the types of birth control you’ve used in the past, and your future pregnancy plans.