Birth Control & Family Planning

Today there are many options to prevent pregnancy. We are happy to discuss with you the different methods and to find the one that best suits your lifestyle, health goals as well as future desires for children. Some of the option we are are:Couple

Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills)- There are many pills on the market, along with different contraceptive and non-contraceptive benefits. After an in-office consultation, we will find the contraceptive method that suits you best based on your daily routine and history. Oral contra-ceptives are very effective as long as you take them properly. It is important that your pills are taken daily.

Vaginal Contraception- The “Ring“ (Nuvaring) is a form of contraception in which hormones are delivered by a vaginal route and provides effective contraception. This ring is easily inserted by you, every month, and is convenient if you do not want to remember to take a pill daily.

Transdermal Implants- The Implanon method is a device containing progesterone, which can be inserted at our office. It consists of a latex free plastic rod, which secretes hormones for 3 years at which time the rod is removed.

Permanent Contraception- Tubal Ligation (“tying the tubes”) can be performed in various ways. One popular in-office surgical sterilization is Essure. Some women also elect to have their “tubes tied” after delivery.

Intrauterine Devices-These are devices that are placed into your uterus by your provider in the office. There are two types of IUDS currently available in the United States:

Mirena- This IUD 2contains progesterone and lasts up to 5 years. Cycles are lighter and irregular

Paragard- This IUD uses copper and lasts for 10 years. Monthly cycles