Family Planning Specialist

Norma C. Salceda, MD, F.A.C.O.G. -  - OB-GYN

Saint Ana Women's Medical Clinic

Norma C. Salceda, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

OB-GYN located in Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, CA & Pacoima, CA

Dr. Norma C. Salceda understands that women can be shy about going to a gynecologist, and she strives to earn the trust of her patients. She provides individualized care at her Pacoima and Los Angeles clinics. Dr. Salceda is a board certified gynecologist and obstetrician who enjoys guiding women through some of the most special times of their lives.

Family Planning Q & A

What is family planning and why is it necessary?

Family planning is the field of family medicine that deals with deciding when to have children and when to use birth control or contraceptives. You and your partner can carry out family planning on your own, or you can go to a gynecologist for help. A gynecologist can assist by letting you know which options are available to you.

Family planning is helpful because it prevents you from becoming pregnant when you are not ready. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. Becoming pregnant before you are ready can be a significant financial strain and can interfere with other plans in your life, such as getting an education and advancing your career.

Which methods of birth control are available to women?

Oral contraceptives, or “the pill,” are common. They contain estrogen and progesterone. Women can also use a patch or a vaginal contraceptive ring or get injections with hormones. Intrauterine devices, spermicides, and female condoms are other options.

How can a gynecologist assist with fertility when I am ready to start my family?

Among married women aged 15 to 44, about 6 percent are unable to conceive naturally within a year of trying. More than 1 out of 10 women aged 15 to 44 have trouble carrying a pregnancy to term. A gynecologist can assist with reproductive issues. Approaches can include the following.

  • Improving nutrition and exercise routines to normalize menstrual cycles.
  • Inducing ovulation through oral medications.
  • Evaluating potential causes of your fertility problems.
  • Artificial insemination, or, more likely, intrauterine insemination (IUI).

If these techniques are not enough to restore or provide fertility, you may opt for more intensive fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization. A fertility clinic can assist in evaluating you and recommending the best course of treatment for your case.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Salceda accepts medical, family pact, contracted with a lot of PPO and HMO. The office will be happy to bill your insurance company directly to maximize your benefits and minimize out of pocket expense. Please feel free to contact any of the 3 locations if you have any questions regarding insurance.

List of contracted PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Health Net
Great West
United Heath Care

List of contracted HMO (requires authorization)
Community Family Care IPA
Angeles IPA
Premier Physician Network
Health Care LA
Employee Health Systems
Prudent Medical Group
Mission Community IPA
Prospect Medical Group
Regal Medical Group

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net
Our Locations

Choose your preferred location