Birth Control and Contraceptives
Today there are many different options available for birth control and pregnancy prevention. The contraceptive method that is best for you is dependent upon your lifestyle and reproductive needs. Our doctors can provide an evaluation and the counseling necessary to determine which method best suits your personal needs.
Types of Birth Control
We offer various types of birth control to prevent pregnancy, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the methods we offer:
Pills, Patches and Rings
- May clear skin
- Reduces cramps
- Lighter periods
- Helps prevent cysts on ovaries
- Lowers risk of ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and Benign Breast Disease
- Lower dose pill with progesterone only; no estrogen.
- A good option for women who cannot take estrogen because they are breastfeeding, or for whom estrogen-containing products cause severe headaches or high blood pressure
- Good option for older women that smoke
- Reduces or eliminates periods
- Reduces symptoms associated with periods
- Need shot every 3 months
- Small implant under the skin on arm
- Lasts 3 years
- Controls periods
IUDs (intra uterine device):
- Periods are lighter or non-existent
- No need for pills or shots
- Temporary or reversible
- Helps prevent STDs
Outpatient Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation or hysteroscopic Essure tubal occlusion
- Minimally invasive
- Very effective
- No incision
Frequently Asked Questions
Will birth control make me gain weight?
Many options are not associated with weight gain. Ask our doctors which options you have to avoid gaining weight.
Does birth control cause cancer?
No form of birth control causes cancer, and some pills actually decrease the likeliness of several types of cancer.
Will tying my tubes change my hormones?
No, there is no affect on hormone levels.
Which type of birth control is best for me?
Each has its unique advantages and disadvantages. Our physicians can help choose which type is right for you.