Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Family Planning Specialist

Dr. Murray and Dr. Sivkin are OB-GYNs at Southern Connecticut Women’s Health Care Associates dedicated to helping patients plan and achieve a healthy family in Milford and Westport, Connecticut. The service they provide encompass all phases of women's pregnancy, to birth, and infant care, helping families plan for a healthy family.

Family Planning Q & A

What is Family Planning Services?

At the core of family planning is the decision when and when not to have a baby. To that end, family planning offers a range of birth control and contraceptive devices, including emergency contraception, male and female sterilization, and the means to safely terminate a pregnancy. In additional to those services, family planning is also about pre-conceptual counseling so that women can determine if they are ready to start a family.

How Do I Talk to My Husband About Not Getting Pregnant Right Away?

The conversation should begin with your doctor. Your doctor can prescribe birth control or contraceptive devices that will keep you from becoming pregnant. You and your husband can also start pre-conceptual counseling, where a conversation about having a family occurs in the presence of a trained therapist. Dr. Sivkin is the only licensed sex therapist in the entire state of Connecticut. The focus of therapy is so that both you and your husband understand that pregnancy is not something that a couple enters into lightly and that the choice of that decision is for both partners, not just that of the man.

What are the Options for Birth Control for a Woman Who Is in a Committed Relationship but Who Does Not Want to Become Pregnant?

There are many options for birth control and contraception that would work in a monogamous relationship, giving a couple the freedom to enjoy sex whenever they want without the hassle of using condoms or taking pills. Several of those choices include three or five year IUDs that use hormones to help prevent pregnancy. There is traditional birth control too. If you are done having children, then sterilization is an option.

We Don't Want More Children. Is Now the Time for Tubal Ligation?

Possibly. That decision is not something to enter into lightly. While there is a reverse surgery, the revision is not guaranteed. There are also other options that can help and are 99 percent effective against pregnancy and that last for upwards of five years.

Insurance

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Sivkin has been my doctor for 4 years. She has taken care of me and is wonderful. She listens to me and helps me work through any issues I might have."

    Shannon in Milford, CT
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Sivkin...She is extremely thorough and follows up with you about any concerns"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "We just found out that Dr. Murray relocated from Connecticut to Georgie-- our loss, their gain. She is a dedicated doctor with a love for what she does. Good luck."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "If you can get this doctor to call you she is terrific!"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is quite nice and takes her time with the patient"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients"

    Verified Patient
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