Family Planning

Abortion Care

Abortion Clinic & Family Planning Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Somerset, NJ

Before contraception was widely available, women had little control over the timing or frequency of their pregnancies. Today, with such a wide range of effective birth control options to choose from, women no longer have to live in fear of having an unplanned pregnancy. The team of women’s health experts at Abortion Care in Somerset, New Jersey, offers comprehensive family planning services to give women the tools they need to stay in control of their reproductive rights. To schedule your family planning appointment, call the office today.

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What is family planning?

Family planning means making a conscious decision about whether or not you’d like to have children, how many you’d like to have, and how closely you’d like to space your pregnancies. It also includes taking action to make your decision a reality.

For women who want to focus on their education or career before having children, family planning often means finding the right type of birth control to avoid unintended pregnancy.

For women who are ready to start having children, family planning may entail helping women overcome fertility issues or finding an effective way to space pregnancies; for those who know they’re done having children, it means taking steps to ensure they won’t become pregnant.

For women who don’t want to have children at all, family planning means avoiding pregnancy, either by relying on regular birth control or using some form of permanent contraception.

What services are included in family planning?

The team at Abortion Care provides comprehensive family planning services, including:


One of the best ways to control the timing and number of pregnancies you have is by finding the birth control method that works best for you. Abortion Care offers all forms of contraception, including:

  • Hormonal methods
  • Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
  • Barrier methods
  • Emergency contraception
  • Permanent birth control


To help you choose the birth control method that’s right for you, your gynecologist will consider your age, medical history, and current health, as well as your future family planning desires.   

What are the advantages of family planning?

When you’re sexually active as a young adult, effective family planning can give you the time and space you need to determine whether or not parenthood is ultimately something you want to pursue.  

Family planning includes asking yourself if your personal life goals leave you with enough time, energy, and financial resources to start a family. If you’re certain you want to have children, family planning can also give you enough time to put yourself in an ideal position to become a parent.

Once you’ve started having children, family planning allows you to control the spacing of your pregnancies. Avoiding closely spaced pregnancies can be healthier for both you and your children.

Apart from complete abstinence, family planning is also the best way to avoid unintended pregnancy, so you won’t have to consider options like adoption or abortion.  

To find out more about the benefits of effective family planning strategies, call Abortion Care today.

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