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Having a baby is a wonderful experience, and it’s helpful to have a baby when you’ve planned on starting a family. Birth control can help prevent pregnancy, so you can have a baby when the time is right for you. Your OBGYN doctor is an expert at birth control and can offer you several birth control options and help you choose the best birth control method.

You want your birth control method to be convenient and fit in with your lifestyle and your needs. Birth control methods available include:

Birth control pills – are convenient, portable, and effective. This method works by continuously releasing hormones to prevent pregnancy.

Contraceptive skin patches – they are easy to use and don’t require the responsibility of remembering to take a pill. This method works by releasing hormones gradually over time to prevent pregnancy.

Vaginal rings – they are easy to take with you and are inserted into your vagina. Vaginal rings release hormones when inserted, preventing pregnancy from occurring.

Birth control injections – they are administered at 3-to-6-month intervals and release hormones gradually over time to prevent pregnancy.

Birth control implants – they are small rod-like devices that release hormones to prevent pregnancy. A birth control implant is placed into your upper arm and can be effective for up to 3 years.

Intrauterine devices, commonly known as IUDs – either contain hormones or copper. The IUD is placed inside your uterus and can be effective for up to 3 to 5 years if it contains hormones, and up to 10 years if it contains copper.

Your OBGYN doctor can discuss other birth control options with you including condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, sponges, and spermicide. Condoms have the added benefit of protecting you against sexually-transmitted diseases in addition to pregnancy.

Choosing birth control is an important decision, and you want it to be the right choice. Your OBGYN doctor can help you decide. To learn more about the different birth control options and which choice is best for you, call your OBGYN doctor today.

It’s important to plan when you want to have a family. In order to keep from getting pregnant, you need to find a contraceptive that is right for you. Your OBGYN can help with contraceptive management.

Birth control options are one of the most important services provided by an OBGYN. Thanks to advances in birth control, you now have several convenient options, including:

Birth control pills, which are convenient, portable, and effective. They work by releasing hormones to prevent pregnancy.

Contraceptive skin patches, which are convenient and don’t require remembering to take a pill. They release hormones gradually and consistently to prevent pregnancy.

Vaginal rings, which are portable and are inserted into your vagina. They release hormones when inserted, to prevent pregnancy.

Birth control injections, which are administered at 3-to-6-month intervals. The injections release hormones gradually to prevent pregnancy.

Birth control implants, which are small rod-like devices that release hormones to prevent pregnancy. An implant is placed into your upper arm and can be effective for up to 3 years.

Intrauterine devices, commonly known as IUDs, which either contain hormones or copper; the IUD is placed inside your uterus and can be effective for up to 3 to 5 years if it contains hormones, and up to 10 years if it contains copper.

Other common birth control methods include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, sponges, and spermicide. Condoms have an advantage over other birth control methods because they can protect you against sexually transmitted diseases, in addition to pregnancy.

Contraception management is just one of the important services your OBGYN can provide. Other services provided by your OBGYN include:

  • Routine reproductive health examinations, including pap smears
  • Routine breast examinations, including mammograms and breast MRI
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Fertility counseling and treatment
  • Prenatal counseling and prenatal care

To find out more about contraception management and available birth control options, you need the help of an expert. Call your OBGYN doctor today.

Your gynecologist can help you decide which birth control is right for your needs.

There is a lot to consider regarding which birth control option is ideal for you. Do you want a hormonal or non-hormonal option? Are you good with taking a pill every day, or will you forget? It’s important to find a birth control option that fits your lifestyle, and what works well for one woman may not work well for someone else. This is where our OBGYN can help you decide.

First, Decide What’s Most Important to You

It’s important for our patients to vocalize what’s most important regarding the birth control they receive. One woman may be looking for one that also treats acne, while another may be looking for one that can help make their heavy, painful periods more manageable. Your OBGYN will go through your medical history and lifestyle to help you choose the proper birth control based on your preferences and needs.

Know Your Options

An OBGYN can offer you just about every type of birth control imaginable. Here are the most common types of birth control,

Birth control pills

More than 95 percent effective when taken correctly, birth control pills can also improve periods and reduce acne. The cons of birth control pills are that they can increase the risk for blood clots, and they aren’t as effective if you forget a dose or don’t take it at the same time every day.

Intrauterine devices (IUDs)

An excellent option for someone who wants to “set it and forget it,” an IUD is placed in the uterus, where it remains for years. There are hormonal and non-hormonal (copper IUD) options. They are 99 percent effective.

Implant

Another option for women who don’t want to take a pill every day, this plastic device is inserted just under the skin of the arm. This is another hormonal birth control option that is highly effective at preventing pregnancy but doesn’t require a vaginal exam or procedure to place it.

Birth Control Shot

Your OBGYN can also offer a birth control shot administered every three months, which is as effective as birth control pills. Some women also report that their periods improve while on the birth control shot. While you won’t have to take a pill every day, you will need to come into your OBGYN’s office every three months.

Birth Control Patch and Ring

The same hormones as the pill, the patch and ring make it easy to place and leave it for three weeks. Then you’ll need to remove it one week out of each month. Like birth control pills, they are 95 percent effective when used correctly.

Ready to discuss your birth control options? If so, an OBGYN is the ideal medical professional to talk to. They can sit down with you to discuss the different options based on your needs and lifestyle.



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