Birth Control Specialist

Alice Yung, MD -  - OB/GYN

Alice Yung, MD

OB/GYN located in Pasadena, CA

Birth control is used for a multitude of purposes, and there are plenty of options available today from which to choose. Highly trained OB/GYN Alice Yung, MD, provides birth control and a range of other effective women’s health services and treatments at her private practice in Pasadena, California. Dr. Yung can explain your options and help you decide what’s best for your individual needs and preferences. Call the friendly office staff to book your consultation.

Birth Control

What is birth control?

Birth control is a great way to prevent pregnancy. The different methods vary when it comes to effectiveness. Dr. Yung will discuss your birth control options in detail during your personal consultation to help you decide what’s best for you. 

What are the different types of birth control?

Dr. Yung provides many different forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy, including skin patches, contraceptive injections, and pills.

The Pill

The birth control pill uses estrogen and progestin hormones. You need to take the pill at the same time every day for it to work most effectively.

The Patch

The birth control patch for women is a type of contraception that contains the hormones estrogen and progestin. You place the small patch on your skin once a week for three weeks, so that you wear a patch for a total of 21 days. During the fourth week, you don't wear a patch -- which allows menstrual bleeding to occur.

The (Vaginal) Ring 

Vaginal rings have the same hormones found in birth control pills. A vaginal ring is a  ring with hormones that you place in your vagina.

The ring secretes a steady low dose of hormones. Typically, there’s a four-week cycle where the ring remains in your vagina for three weeks before you remove it for one week to allow menstrual bleeding to occur. 

You can place and remove the ring yourself, just like a tampon. The ring stays in your vagina before, during and after intercourse to make sure you’re protected from pregnancy.


Depo-Provera is a well-known brand name for medroxyprogesterone acetate, a contraceptive injection for women that contains the hormone progestin. Depo-Provera is given as an injection every three months to suppress ovulation to prevent pregnancy.  


Nexplanon is a birth control implant which secretes progestin hormone and lasts up to three years. Dr. Yung carefully places the small, flexible implant under the skin of your inner, upper arm. Dr. Yung can remove your discreet Nexplanon implant at any time.


IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a small device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.  IUD’s are available in different types, such as copper vs. hormonal ones. IUD is an effective, long-term, reversible contraceptive device which can protect against pregnancy for 3-10 years depending on the type, and can be removed in the office at any time.

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation refers to a permanent method of birth control where Dr. Yung ties, cuts, or blocks your fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation prevents an egg from traveling from your ovaries through your fallopian tubes. 

Tubal ligation blocks sperm from getting to the egg. It doesn’t affect menstruation, but tubal ligation can be difficult to reverse. In some cases, tubal ligation can’t be reversed.

What are the benefits of birth control?

Dr. Yung provides birth control for many reasons, such as:

  • Preventing pregnancy
  • Treating acne
  • Protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (condoms)
  • Reducing menstrual flow and pain
  • Regulating menstrual cycles
  • Preventing or suppressing ovarian cyst(s) 

Learn more about the wide range of birth control options and call today.

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