Johannes Ramirez, MD -  - Gynecologist

Johannes Ramirez, MD

Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Oxnard, CA

Birth Control Specialist

Dr. Johannes Ramirez, an OBGYN who practices out of Oxnard, Camarillo, CA, provides women with the confidence they need when seeking expert and compassionate medical guidance for birth control.

Birth Control Q & A

by Johannes Ramirez, MD

Is There More Than One Type of Birth Control Pill?

When women consider birth control pills, there are often more options than they initially think. The two basic choices for birth control pills are conventional packs and continuous dosing pills.

Patients who choose conventional prescriptions still have a period each month. With continuous dosing prescriptions, patients only have a period four times a year and sometimes have no period at all. As with all drugs, every type of birth control pill has its own benefits and risks.

Are There Any Long-Term Birth Control Options That Are Also Reversible?

If a patient thinks they may want to become pregnant at some time - but not soon - long-term but reversible birth control may be a good option for them. Some of these options include:

  • Depo-Provera - a contraceptive injection
  • Nexplanon - a contraceptive implant
  • Mirena, ParaGard, and Skyla - an intrauterine device

While its ease of use and effectiveness is important, the main reason women choose this method is because they can return to fertility promptly when they want to. If using the contraceptive implant or intrauterine device, a patient must visit her doctor to have the device removed. With the contraceptive injection, returning to fertility takes longer.

What if A Patient Knows They Will Never Want to Get Pregnant?

Patients can choose from several sterilization options. These include the Essure system which blocks fallopian tubes permanently and tubal ligation which requires surgery.

What About Emergency Situations?

Emergency contraception is not intended to take the place of routine birth control. It is, however, an option in the case of unprotected sex, a patient misses birth control pill, or if the method of birth control failed. The options include:

  • Emergency contraception pills. These are all more effective as soon as possible but can be used for up to five days after unprotected sex.
  • Copper IUD (ParaGard). This must be inserted within five days after unprotected sex

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Johannes Ramirez, MD accepts most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Family PACT
United Healthcare

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    "My wife sees Dr. Ramirez and all I can say is WOW! A doctor who actually listens & takes time with his patients figuring out their needs. Breath of fresh air!"

    Dave L.
Johannes Ramirez, MD
750 Gonzales Road, #120
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-485-8515
Fax: 805-247-1893
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