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Looking for Effective, Permanent Birth Control?

May 19th, 2016

Tubal ligation is a great option for permanent birth control. The procedure itself lasts less than ten minutes. At Presidential Women’s Center we use moderate sedation so you are sleepy and comfortable during the procedure.

 

Worried about taking time out from your busy schedule? Having a tubal ligation with us means no hospital stay required! You can be back in your own home the same day. While we recommend you relax the day of the procedure, many patients find they are able to return to most normal activities within a few short days.

 

Want to know more? Here is feedback from a recent patient:

 

“I had my tubal ligation done last Thursday and I just wanted to extend my thanks. I was a little sore but from the incision site more than anything. I have very little discomfort in comparison to what I read I might have expected post-op which leads me to believe that I was in good hands and that the operating staff did the best they could to ensure I am comfortable while I am healing. Again, I extend my thanks. I feel liberated. Now I can have fun in intimacy with my husband and I can focus on providing for my daughter without the worry of having to split provisions amongst multiple kids. I appreciate your services overall and I am glad that they exist. I know that you all stick your necks out to offer choices to women like me. A hundred times thanks.”

 

Call us today to discuss this safe and effective option for low-cost, permanent birth control: (561) 686-3859

 

Check out this link for more details: https://presidentialcenter.com/gyn-services/tubal-ligation/

Birth Control Options

July 6th, 2016

 

At Presidential Women’s Center we offer many low-cost birth control options. We have over 36 years experience in caring for women’s health care needs. We are here to help you find the method that will work best for you.

 

One of the most common methods of birth control is the pill. The birth control pill is simple to use, just one pill taken daily. Significant side effects are rare. Many patients find that trying a different brand can offer a good solution if you’ve been unhappy with side effects in the past. Your practitioner can work with you to find the option that will be most helpful.

 

The Depo Provera shot is an injection which lasts three months which is a great option for women looking to avoid the daily task of pill-taking.

 

Another popular option is the Nuva Ring which is placed inside the vagina once a month and works by releasing a small dose of hormones to prevent pregnancy.

 

At Presidential Women’s Center we also offer Nexplanon which is an implant in the upper arm. This is a more long term birth control, suited for women looking to prevent pregnancy for the next three years.

 

In the category of IUDS we offer Skyla, Mirena and ParaGard. Skyla and Mirena function using a very low dose of hormones. The ParaGard is a copper IUD and therefore has no hormones. Whichever IUD you choose, you can count on effective, long-term birth control. These options are good choices for those looking to prevent an unintended pregnancy for a span of 5-10 years.

 

For those women who are looking for a more permanent option, a tubal ligation is a great solution for those who are certain they do not wish to become pregnant at any point in the future. A tubal ligation is a simple outpatient procedure which lasts less than ten minutes and we use moderate sedation so you are sleepy and comfortable. Having a tubal ligation at Presidential Women’s Center means no hospital stay is required so you can be back in your own home the same day. Tubal ligation generally involves a quick recovery and most patients find they are able to return to most normal activities within a few short days.

 

Even better, during the month of July, a special promotion enables you to have the tubal ligation at a $100 discount.

 

Whichever option you choose, we are here to support you on your journey to good health.

 

Our female Nurse Practitioners are compassionate and highly skilled professionals who will provide personalized care tailored to your needs.

 

Call today to speak to a telephone counselor about getting started on birth control today: (561) 686-3859.

 

You can also find more information on birth control options on our website at https://presidentialcenter.com/gyn-services/birth-control-options

 

2016 Giraffe Award Recipient

May 16th, 2016

Presidential Women’s Center is awarded the 2016 Giraffe Award

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County is dedicated to supporting the economic empowerment and advancement of women in the marketplace. Reflecting the business pulse of women, the WCC is the leading voice and champion for women owned businesses, business women and women professionals in all fields and disciplines. Mona Reis, President of Presidential Women’s Center accepted the 2016 Giraffe Award. Celebrating women who have “stuck their necks out” for others in Palm Beach County.
Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

Mona Reis Cited on NPR Radio

July 11th, 2015

Listen to the NPR broadcast blow by clicking the link. NPR and Mona discusses the unusually long and unnecessary waiting periods multiple states have before women can obtain an abortion.

Click Here: Mona Reis on NPR Radio

Thank you for caring!

Mona

Scott signs 24 hour wait period for abortions in Florida

June 10th, 2015

By Christine Stapleton – Palm Beach Post Staff WriterGov. Scott signs 24-hour wait period for abortions in Florida

Article | Posted: 5:17 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Wednesday Florida’s latest effort to regulate abortion, requiring any woman seeking an abortion to personally meet with the physician performing the procedure, or a referring physician, at least 24 hours before the procedure.With the law, Florida becomes the 27th state that requires women seeking abortions to wait a specified period of time between the time they receive counseling and the procedure is performed. Florida also joins 10 other states whose waiting periods are so long that they effectively require women to make two separate trips to the clinic to obtain the procedure.

 

It’s also one of about three dozen new anti-abortion rules passed in 11 states this year and more than 200 such laws passed in the last four years, according to Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion legal group.

 

“The importance of this bill is to give women an opportunity to reflect on a major decision that they are about to undertake — a major medical procedure that will have lifelong effects, not just physically but mentally as well,” said Sen. Anitere Flores, a Miami Republican who sponsored the Senate version of the bill.

 

But Mona Reis, founder of the Presidential Women’s Center, a clinic in West Palm Beach where abortions are performed, said, “This creates more hoops and hurdles she (a woman) has to jump through depending on her situation – taking more time off work, extra child care.”

 

The bill enacted into law (HB 633), sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, prompted passionate debate during this spring’s regular legislative session, but passed overwhelmingly in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

 

It goes into effect July 1 and adds to an already-existing law that requires physicians performing abortions to provide information to women to obtain their consent. That existing law includes a requirement that women undergo an ultrasound before an abortion and be shown the images and hear an explanation unless they sign a form refusing.

 

The new law means pregnant women must go to the clinic twice for an abortion — once to meet with the physician, “physically present in the same room, and at least 24 hours before the procedure” and a second time for the actual procedure.

 

The new law does include an exception to the 24-hour waiting period for victims of rape, incest, domestic violence or human trafficking, but those victims can waive the wait only if they can produce police reports, restraining orders, medical records or other documentation.

 

Reis said there is no medical or scientific reason why women should wait 24 hours after meeting with doctor to have the procedure.

 

“We know what this is – this is something they’ve created with the hopes that a woman will change her mind,” Reis said.

 

But Flores said the law empowers and protects women by giving them a 24-hour “reflection period” after discussing the procedure with their doctors rather than being rushed or pressured into an abortion by their parents, friends, husband or boyfriend.

 

“One day to reflect upon the risks of abortion, one day to view an image of the unborn child’s ultrasound image, and one day to consult with friends, family and faith are minimal considering the effects that will remain for a lifetime beyond that irreversible decision,” Flores said in a statement released shortly after the bill was signed.

 

Reis, however, said it creates a hardship that will be especially burdensome for poor women and those who live far from a clinic.

 

Reis expects some women will be surprised and angry when they arrive at a clinic, only to learn they must make a second trip after meeting with the doctor. She also expects the law will increase the cost of an abortion because doctors will have to work longer hours to fulfill its requirements.

 

“This is a huge, huge change,” she said. “After delivering care the same way for 34 years, it’s going to be a challenge.”

 

Shortly after Scott signed the bill, Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party also denounced the law as a “demeaning, anti-woman measure that limits the freedom Florida women have in making medical decisions.”

 

The new abortion law follows media reports earlier this week that the number of abortions performed in Florida dropped by 10 percent between 2010 and 2014. However, that decrease is less than in other Republican-led states that have more aggressive restrictions on the procedure.

 

About 72,100 abortions were performed in Florida in 2014, a 9.8 percent dip from about 79,900 in 2010, according to state health records.

 

The abortion bill was one of 55 Scott signed into law Wednesday.

 

Others include:

  • Sober homes (HB 21), which requires the state Department Children and Families to create a voluntary certification program for recovery residences such as sober homes and halfway houses.
  • A Public Service Commission reform law (HB 7109), which goes into effect July 1, that will limit future commission members to three consecutive four-year terms, require utilities to notify customers of the best available rates and prevent electric utilities from charging higher rates through extensions of billing cycles.
  • The “Right to Try Act” (HB 269), which will let terminally ill patients starting July 1 have access to certain experimental drugs.

Meanwhile, Scott vetoed a single measure (HB 1305) on Wednesday that would have allowed physicians and chiropractors sell or rent electrostimulation medical equipment directly to patients without incurring license fees.

 

Scott said he agreed with the Legislature’s attempt to “remove burdensome regulations,” but he expressed concern that the bill would create “carve-outs,” which he said can create “additional levels of complexity to regulatory requirements” and “present an unfair advantage to certain entities competing within the same industry.”

 

The Associated Press and News Service of Florida contributed to this story.

Introducing Nurse Practitioner Kathi Eppler

July 9th, 2014

Presidential Women’s Center is proud to introduce our new Nurse Practitioner Kathi Eppler. Kathi comes to us with 30 years of family planning experience!
 
Kathi Eppler, ARNP formerly of Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, Florida.
 
ARN announcement

Presidential Receives George R. Tiller Award

April 23rd, 2012

Recipient of the 2012 George R. Tiller “Attitude is Everything” Standard of Excellence Award

This award is given to NAF (National Abortion Federation) member facilities that emulate Dr. Tiller’s excellent and compassionate patient care, positive attitude, and staff cohesiveness.