Family planning

Family planning helps couples to avoid unexpected pregnancies, reduce sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infertility resulting from STDs.

  • Can I talk to a doctor on Gotodoctor.ca about family planning?

 

Yes, Gotodoctor.ca provides virtual care services for family planning. A doctor will take a history, and interview you and your partner about desired family size. Depending on your requirement a temporary or definitive family planning option will be offered. If a patient requires consultation for infertility, the doctor will direct the patient to family planning clinics.

 

  • What is family planning?

 

Family planning addresses three main areas which are, controlling unwanted pregnancies, reduce spread of STDs and infertility. Temporary or permanent family planning methods are available, and these are offered after interviewing couples. If the couples have achieved their desired family size, permanent family planning methods might be considered.[1].

 

  • Why do you need family planning ?

 

It is important to decide on family size in advance, to prevent unwanted child births. Raising a child is a responsibility and the family should be stable enough, before making the decision. So that, to prevent unwanted pregnancies and also to space between child births, appropriate family planning methods should be followed.

 

  • What are the available family planning services ?

 

Family planning services are offered to support people to make decisions on their family size, space child births and prevent unwanted pregnancies. This is achieved through offering education, counselling and contraceptive methods. Family planning services are also provided to prevent STDs. Prescriptions for hormonal, barrier methods such as cervical cap and shield, sterilization, intrauterine device or intrauterine system may be provided for family planning[2]. Family planning avoids health and financial burdens, and regulates the proper care of the child with all necessities of life[3-5].

 

  • How can an online doctor on Gotodoctor.ca treat family planning?

 

Online doctors on Gotodoctor.ca offer family planning services through virtual care services. An appointment can be easily made with an online doctor. Family planning support can be obtained via virtual care methods[4-13]. Prescriptions can be obtained by online doctors. Virtual care services provided by Gotodoctor.ca assure comfort, convenience and a higher level of care for the patient.

 

References

1. Chandra, A., et al., Fertility, family planning, and reproductive health of US women; data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. 2005.
2. van Teijlingen, E. and K. Forrest, The range of qualitative research methods in family planning and reproductive health care. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, 2004. 30(3): p. 171.
3. Holt, K., C. Dehlendorf, and A. Langer, Defining quality in contraceptive counseling to improve measurement of individuals’ experiences and enable service delivery improvement. Contraception, 2017. 96(3): p. 133-137.
4. Almathami, H.K.Y., K.T. Win, and E. Vlahu-Gjorgievska, Barriers and Facilitators That Influence Telemedicine-Based, Real-Time, Online Consultation at Patients’ Homes: Systematic Literature Review. J Med Internet Res, 2020. 22(2): p. e16407.
5. Deldar, K., K. Bahaadinbeigy, and S.M. Tara, Teleconsultation and Clinical Decision Making: a Systematic Review. Acta informatica medica : AIM : journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia & Herzegovina : casopis Drustva za medicinsku informatiku BiH, 2016. 24(4): p. 286-292.
6. Gunasekeran, D.V., et al., Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Follow-up for Patients With Abdominal Pain Using Video Consultation (SAVED Study): Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of medical Internet research, 2020. 22(6): p. e17417-e17417.
7. Myers, D.R., et al., Towards remote assessment and screening of acute abdominal pain using only a smartphone with native accelerometers. Scientific Reports, 2017. 7(1): p. 12750.
8. Staub, G., J. Overbeck, and E. Blozik, Teleconsultation in children with abdominal pain: A comparison of physician triage recommendations and an established paediatric telephone triage protocol. BMC medical informatics and decision making, 2013. 13: p. 110.
9. Bokolo Anthony, J., Use of Telemedicine and Virtual Care for Remote Treatment in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Medical Systems, 2020. 44(7): p. 132.
10. Eaton, L.H., et al., Development and implementation of a telehealth-enhanced intervention for pain and symptom management. Contemporary clinical trials, 2014. 38(2): p. 213-220.
11. Wang, X., et al., Impact of Telemedicine on Healthcare Service System Considering Patients’ Choice. Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 2019. 2019: p. 7642176.
12. Williams, O.E., et al., The use of telemedicine to enhance secondary care: some lessons from the front line. Future healthcare journal, 2017. 4(2): p. 109-114.
13. Vaghef-Davari, F., et al., Approach to Acute Abdominal Pain: Practical Algorithms. Advanced journal of emergency medicine, 2019. 4(2): p. e29-e29.

 

 

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