When it comes to choosing when to get pregnant, you have many contraception options to help you control your reproductive function. The leading OB/GYNs at Signature Women’s Healthcare in Lithonia and Lawrenceville, Georgia, offer a wide range of birth control options and consultations to identify the best type of contraception for your health and lifestyle. Call Signature Women’s Healthcare or schedule a contraception consultation online today.
The OB/GYNs at Signature Women’s Healthcare provide a comprehensive range of contraceptive options to help you control when you get pregnant.
The birth control pill has been approved for contraceptive use since 1960. In the last six decades, several varieties of birth control pills have been released, improving its effectiveness and reducing unwanted side effects.
\The pill works by either preventing ovulation or thickening your cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering your uterus. You need to take the pill at the same time each day without fail.
An IUD is a small, T-shaped device that your OB/GYN places inside your uterus. You can choose between nonhormonal IUDs that use copper to repel sperm or hormonal IUDs that release hormones that work like birth control hormones.
Depending on the type of IUD you choose, the device can stay in place and prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. If you decide that you want to get pregnant, your fertility returns as soon as your doctor removes the device.
The birth control implant is another long-acting form of birth control. Your doctor places the small device, which is about the size and shape of a match stick, under the skin on the inside of your bicep. The implant can stay in place for up to five years, releasing hormones that stop ovulation and thicken your cervical mucus.
The OB/GYNs also offer birth control shots, patches, and vaginal rings which use hormones to prevent pregnancy. They can also provide advice on using condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms.
The doctors provide thorough contraception consultations to identify the best type of birth control for your lifestyle and health. For example, if you don’t want to have to think about your contraception, an IUD or implant might be a good choice for you.
Alternatively, if you use tobacco products or are over 35, some hormonal options would not be suitable.
If you are confident that you have completed your family, the team at Signature Women’s Healthcare offers minimally invasive surgical sterilization procedures, including tubal ligation. Talk to your OB/GYN about your permanent birth control options.
Call Signature Women’s Healthcare or make an appointment online for personalized contraception advice.