Plaza Towers OBGYN -  - OB-GYN

Plaza Towers OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Contraception & Birth Control Specialist

Today, there are more options than ever for safe, effective contraception. Dr. Bruksch helps Santa Monica, CA, women understand all their options so they can choose the method that works best for their needs and preferences.

Contraception & Birth Control Q&A

I'm afraid I'll forget to take birth control pills daily; what other birth control options are available?

Today, there are lots of options to help you get the birth control that's easiest and most convenient for you. Some popular options include intrauterine devices (IUDs), tiny, plastic devices that are implanted in your uterus to prevent pregnancy, and diaphragms which serve as a barrier to sperm and work in conjunction with a spermicide. Some women prefer the newer types of birth control that use a tiny implant in your arm to release birth control medication on a regular basis. Dr. Bruksch will discuss all your options during your visit so you can decide which one sounds right for you. And of course, if you're done having children, you may also want to consider a tubal ligation which prevents eggs from reaching your uterus so they can't be fertilized.

Are diaphragms hard to use?

Diaphragms are designed to be simple to use, but it does take a little practice. Once your diaphragm fitting is complete, you can practice putting it in properly before you leave the office so you're sure you know how to use it. Also be sure to use spermicide with your diaphragm and to leave it in place for six hours or more after intercourse to prevent sperm from slipping into your cervix, which can happen if you remove your diaphragm early.

Can my IUD fall out?

Yes, your IUD can fall out, although the risk is low and it's something that's more likely to happen during your initial months of use. Before having sex, always feel for the plastic string to ensure your IUD is in place, and be sure to go to your follow-up visit after your IUD is placed so Dr. Bruksch can ensure it's properly positioned.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lawrence Bruksch is a fabulous OB/GYN. I've been his patient for eighteen years and have been very pleased with his knowledge, care and professionalism."

    Jena J.
  • Yelp

    "I've had to have a couple of procedures performed, and I felt comfortable in his hands. I would highly recommend him."

    Kitty A.
  • Yelp

    "Excellent!! I'm so happy they opened up a location in Westchester. The service is great and the doctors are amazing!"

    Kathryn B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Chang is great, I highly recommend him. I gave birth to my son Luca under his care, I would go back with him again."

    Barbara RV.
  • Yelp

    "I love going to appointments because they were so thoughtful and answered all my questions (and as a first time mom, I had a lot)."

    C. Nangle
  • Yelp

    "I highly recommend Dr. Bruksch for anyone who is seeking great care and a knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor."

    Sadie S.
  • RateMDs

    "He answered all my questions, & then helped fix symptoms I thought couldn't be helped. I am now living much better than before & am appreciative that I saw Dr. Chang!"

  • RateMDs

    "I love Plaza Towers! I've been going to this doc's office since 2008, they took care of both my pregnancies."

  • Yelp

    "I would recommend Dr Chang to anyone and we are truly forever thankful for his knowledge and for sincerely caring for us."

    Adriana R.
  • Yelp

    "They were all professional, efficient and were patient answering the zillion questions I had. I would recommend any doctor in this practice without exception."

    Kate A.
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