Family Planning
Dr Danie Schneider
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Somerset West

Family Planning

Contrary to popular belief, family planning is not just about contraception: it is about achieving your reproductive goals for every stage of your life. Couples often prefer to plan the timing of their children around work, careers, education and life goals. Make an appointment with Dr Schneider and take control over if and when you would like to fall pregnant.

Did you know?

  • The average woman spends 30 years using contraceptives or other methods of family planning to achieve her goals?
  • A gynaecologist is the only healthcare provider able to counsel you on the options available, as well as do all the relevant procedures, such as insert hormonal implants and intra-uterine devices and perform sterilisations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What options are available to help me achieve my reproductive goals?

This is a rapidly expanding field. The aim is to find, with the help of your gynaecologist, a method that addresses your specific reproductive goals. The options include oral contraceptives, hormonal patches, emergency contraception, intra-uterine devices, implants, fertility treatments and permanent birth control.

I have read so much in the media about side effects and risk. How will I know what is best for me?

The advantage of discussing your reproductive goals with a gynaecologist is that you will both focus on what is best for you at any given stage of your life. Dr Schneider will take a comprehensive personal and family history and provide advice with reference to the latest research. We will monitor for side effects and make changes if necessary. The aim is to improve your quality of life and to put you in control.