Angela Payumo, MD
Dr Payumo’s medical practical has taken her around the globe, from the Philippines to Haiti, to various cities in the US. She hails from a family of physicians and has been practicing herself since 2011. Dr. Payumo appreciates the sense of family and community that she sees and feels in Hawaii, and with CloudWell Health she hopes to provide greater healthcare access to the Hawaiian people, and to anyone in immediate need.
Birth Control and Birth Control Prescription Online
If you are sexually active but do not wish to have a baby, you will need to use contraception. Contraception methods such as hormonal pills, patches, and rings. They adjust the hormonal balance in your body, thereby preventing or delaying ovulation as a result.
What are hormone pills, patches, and rings used for?
If you are sexually active but do not wish to have a baby, you will need to use contraception. Contraceptive methods such as hormonal pills, patches, and rings. These methods adjust the hormonal balance in your body, thereby preventing or delaying ovulation as a result. While these are more effective than condoms, they do not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, you may wish to use condoms in addition to these as well. You can get a birth control prescription online.
How do they work?
The pills, patches, and rings contain synthetic hormones that control the reproductive system. The hormones, estrogen and/or progesterone, impact the menstrual cycle and, therefore, delay or prevent the release of the egg from the ovaries, which is ovulation. In addition, they form a thick mucus plug at the opening of the cervix which prevents sperm from entering the uterus as well. They also affect the thickness of the uterus lining. Thereby preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb. More information is available in the individual links.
What are the options?
Options include the following. Such as:
- The combined oral contraceptive pill, which contains both estrogens known as Ethinyl estradiol and a progestogen. Click here to learn more about it.
- The contraceptive patch contains the same hormones as the COC pill but in the form of a patch. This patch is placed on the skin. Click here to learn more about it.
- The contraceptive vaginal ring, which also contains the same hormones as the COC pill, but in the form of a vaginal ring. Click here to learn more about it.
- The progesterone-only pill, that contains only one hormone, progestogen. Click here to learn more about it.
How do I choose between them?
In order to choose the best contraception method for yourself, you must weigh the pros and cons of each. If you are looking for contraception for a relatively long period of time, you may consider other reversible options. For example, pills, patches, and rings are effective contraceptive methods. However, they require one to remember to either take the pills every day, change the patch every week or change the ring every 3 weeks. The COC pills, patches and rings cannot be used by women who are at an increased risk of blood clots. Also, women who are breastfeeding cannot use the COC pills, patches, and rings as well. Therefore, these women may want to use the progestin-only pill. However, the POP is considered to be slightly less effective than the COC pill. It also does not lead to very regular periods too.
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Here’s what people are saying
North Shore, Oahu
"I thought the whole process was pretty cool. To be able do this all on the phone instead of wasting an hour or two to see my doctor and wait all that time to speak with my doctor for only 5 minutes. The best part was I didn't feel rushed either during the video consult. The doctor really took her time speaking with me and more so than my regular doctor would have the time to do so with me.
This was so convenient for me and my family, especially since we are traveling and this saved me a trip to Urgent Care, who knows how long that could have taken. I appreciate how prompt the doctor and the staff were with contacting me.
This was so great for my Dad to use as he is visiting from another country and he doesnt have health insurance. For something as simple as an earache, we didn't have to spend so much money on a quick doctor's visit. Plus the doctor was able to help my Dad sooner than our scheduled appointment!
"Everything was very helpful from the initial call down the getting my prescription. I wish I could take this service back home with me to Canada!"
The whole experience was super fast! That was thee fastest appointment I have ever had, especially for something as simple as a prescription refill. Plus I had to pick my son up for school.
The fact that I was able to do all of this without getting out of my bed. From the time I made my appointment to hearing my prescription is ready, its been less than 1 hour.
Video consult was my favorite part. I've never done a telemedicine visit before and it was cool. I can really see this being great for people with busy schedules, not to mention there is nothing like this in Hawaii yet.
"Convenience from the comfort of your own home. Some times it can be a hassle getting out of house when you're already not feeling well to see your doctor, or even just to get a refill. But this is a very convenient service."
"Just being able to do it at home and ON TIME was great, because I didn't have to spend the time to commute and spend time in the waiting room to MAYBE see my doctor at my scheduled appointment time. The doctor called me as soon on the dot of my appointment time."
Waimea, Big Island
The best part was definitely seeing the doctor on the video call. It is comforting as a patient that there is a real doctor on the other end laying eyes on me and the symptoms I could be having.
Kona, Big Island
"The doctor was great and took his time explaining my symptoms and treatment! Actually the whole experience was fantastic! I can't believe how efficient you guys are. It hasn't even been 30 minutes and I've already been contacted by pharmacy that my prescription is ready. This was great. I would definitely use this service again and highly recommend to others!"
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