Carline Louis-Jacques, MD -  - OB-GYN

Center for Healthier Living

Carline Louis-Jacques, MD

OB-GYN located in Torrance, CA

Family Planning & Birth Control Specialist

Dr. Louis-Jacques offers the most comprehensive array of birth control options available, so women in and around Torrance, CA, can feel confident the method they select is the right choice for their needs, their preferences and their lifestyles.

Family Planning & Birth Control Q&A

What is family planning?

Family planning involves choosing a type of birth control that helps women and their partners avoid pregnancy until they decide it's right for their lives.

What kinds of birth control does Dr. Louis-Jacques offer?

Dr. Louis-Jacques is experienced in helping women choose from many different types of birth control, including:

  • birth control pills

  • diaphragms

  • IUDs

  • arm implants

If you choose an IUD or a diaphragm, both IUD insertion and diaphragm fittings can be performed right in the office so you can return to your normal routine right away.

How can I decide what kind of birth control is right for me?

When choosing a type of birth control, the most important consideration is how likely you are to use it. Some women may be afraid they'll forget to take a birth control pill every day, so they may opt for birth control options like an IUD or arm implant that doesn't require daily “maintenance” to remain effective. Some women prefer to use birth control only when they need it; for them, a diaphragm could be a good option. Diaphragms do involve insertion prior to sex, and you must leave them in place for several hours after sex, which may be inconvenient for some women. Likewise, different types of birth control may have different risk profiles. The best way to decide which type is right for you is to discuss all your options with Dr. Louis-Jacques so she can help you weigh the relative benefits of each.

If I go on birth control pills, how long should I get off of them before getting pregnant?

Depending on where you are in your cycle, you can become pregnant as soon as you stop taking your birth control pills. Some women prefer to wait for a full cycle to pass before attempting to conceive.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We accept most PPO plans. Please contact our office if you have any questions. 

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    "She is knowledgeable, kind, attentive, and an all around great doctor. She is also funny and to the point which made our appointments more enjoyable."

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    "Love her! She's delivered both my children and was recommended to me by two of my dear friends of which she also delivered their babies."

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Center for Healthier Living
4305 Torrance Blvd, Suite 305
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 310-728-2118
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