What is family planning?

Family planning is an aspect of gynaecology focused on empowering women with choices regarding their reproductive health and birth control. The safe and supportive practice of Dr Makhubo is aimed at women of all stages of life including adolescents, young females and maturing women.

What is the aim of these visits?

The goal of family planning is to provide women with adequate knowledge of the female reproductive system and services for those who may seek birth control and contraception options both before and after pregnancy, counselling and management of unintended and abnormal pregnancies including adolescents, and hormonal contraception as treatment for complex gynaecological issues. She provides comprehensive family planning at her practice including the following services:

  • Treatment of menstrual disorders and abnormal bleeding among young women
  • Contraception (all types including pills, patches, rings, injectable, IUDs and implants)
  • Emergency contraception
  • Reproductive healthcare education
  • Management and treatment of STDs and STIs
  • Counselling and management of pregnancies in adolescents
  • Medical management of miscarriage
  • Infertility counselling and management

What will happen during these family planning consultations?

Women who visit Dr Makhubo are often in various different stages of their lives, some new to womanhood while others may be new to motherhood. Depending on the age of the patient, she may focus family planning counselling on becoming a woman and taking control of one’s reproductive health, managing conditions through contraception or dealing with unplanned pregnancy.

Education on the female anatomy and advice on what is normal and what is not, is often touched on in these consultations as many women may be experiencing issues with their menstrual cycle and reproductive health that they believe are normal, which in fact are not. In addition, the options for contraception have increased drastically in the last few years, and Dr Makhubo can help you find the best fit for your lifestyle and needs.