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By Premiere OBGYN
December 07, 2021
Category: Birth Control
Tags: Contraceptive  

If you are looking for a way to manage your family planning methods, then Premier OBGYN can help. Your doctors are specialists in their field of family planning at our Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, offices.

What is Contraceptive Management?

We utilize contraception methods for family planning at Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, which are reversible as a method of contraceptive management. These reverse methods can be any one of the following family planning or pregnancy prevention techniques:

  • Implants
  • Contraceptive medication
  • Injections
  • Insertion/removal of certain devices (IUD, etc) used for contraception

Premiere OBGYN offers contraceptive counseling services to assist couples in the prevention of unintentional pregnancy. This counseling is an open communication platform to assure partners are on the same page regarding children. This is a good time to ensure the family planning techniques are utilized to meet each patients’ needs.

It is essential for a couple or individual to have a family planning strategy in play when it comes to methods of birth control. It is imperative that people receive the appropriate education about all means of birth control. This aids in decreasing the infant mortality rate, the spread of STIs, and creates a longer life expectancy.

If you live in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, and are seeking family planning information, contact Premiere OBGYN at (954) 961-9993. Our doctors are here to assist all your family planning concerns. We want to help you understand all there is to know about starting a family.

By Premiere OBGYN
February 12, 2021
Category: Birth Control
Tags: Birth Control  

The world of birth control can be daunting to some. There are many different types of contraception that all affect the body in unique ways. At Premiere OB/GYN we want you to carefully consider your options when looking for the right form of birth control! Visit our locations in Hollywood, FL, or Pembrook Pines, FL, to learn more about the options mentioned here, today.

What Should You Look for in a Birth Control?

What you want in birth control comes down to personal preference and your body's needs. Before making a choice, consider if you want to become pregnant in the future, how often you want your period, your hormonal balance, and other side effects related to the birth control method. For example, contraceptive pills are some of the most widely used forms of birth control available today. They can help you prevent pregnancy, but do not prevent STDs. Call your Pembroke Pine or Hollywood, FL, OBGYN to ask about the birth control options that are right for you.

Types of Birth Control:

  • Male and/or female condoms
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Sterilization
  • Diaphragms
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)

Every type of birth control has its pros and cons. Again, consider the needs of your body when choosing the right birth control.

The Benefits of Contraception

Let us take a look at one of the most popular forms of birth control, contraceptive pills. Birth control pills encapsulate everything there is about making the right choice for your contraception. There are a few main types of pills: combination pill, minipill, and low-hormone pills. Each offers its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages so be sure to talk with one of the many skilled doctors at Premiere OB/GYN to learn the specifics of each pill.

No matter which birth control pill you take, they all work by altering the hormones in your body to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg after sex. A combination pill, for example, is a combination of estrogen and progestin. It is the most common type of pill and can reduce the frequency and severity of periods. However, some people may benefit from the lower-doses of estrogen found in low-dose pills or may prefer the no estrogen in minipills. Regardless of your choice of birth control, you must be fully informed so you can make the right choices for your life. Talk with your Hollywood or Pembroke Pines, FL, doctor to find out how birth control can benefit you.

Premiere OB/GYN is dedicated to you! We want you to have the best birth control option that suits your needs. Call us today at (954) 961-9993 to speak with our experienced staff to help you choose the right contraceptive!

By Premiere OBGYN
June 24, 2019
Category: Birth Control
Tags: Birth Control  

Birth ControlAs adults, it's important that we find an approach to birth control that is a right fit for our own unique lifestyles. After all, factors such as convenience, ease-of-use, and effectiveness are often all dependent on each user's life situation and preferences. Fortunately, the doctors here at Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, FL, offer a full range of gynecological and obstetric services to help you find the contraceptive method that is right for you!

Birth control methods

There are many types of birth control to choose from, including:

  • Birth control pills, which contain pregnancy-preventing hormones.
  • Contraceptive skin patches, which gradually release hormones to prevent pregnancy.
  • Vaginal rings, which are inserted into the vagina and release hormones.
  • Birth control injections, which are administered every 3 to 6 months.
  • Birth control implants, which are small rod-like devices that are placed into your upper arm to prevent pregnancy 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 the additional benefit of protecting against pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases.

Want birth control that fits into your lifestyle? Give us a call!

If you’re not quite ready to start a family, you need safe, reliable birth control—you need the expertise of your gynecologist to help select the birth control method that’s best for you.

To find out more about birth control options and other gynecological services, talk with the professionals. Call the doctors at Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, FL, today at (954) 961-9993.

By Premiere OBGYN
February 21, 2019
Category: Birth Control
Tags: Contraception  

Not all options work for everyone. Discover the different kinds of contraception from which to choose.contraception

While some women find that hormonal contraception works great for the,m there are others that find the side effects so severe that it’s impossible to take this form of birth control. Of course, there are many options out there and our OBGYN, Premiere OBYN in Pembroke Pines, FL can certainly help you make an informed decision about your reproductive health.

We are fortunate to live in a day and age where there are many different methods for contraception. Here are some of the common ones used.

Contraceptive Pill

The pill is one of the most commonly used forms of contraception. While the pill was first created in the 60s, there are now a variety of different options. Some pills contain both estrogen and progestin while others contain only progestin. While the pill won’t protect you against STDs, it can protect against pregnancy. When taken at the same time every day, oral contraceptives can be up to 99 percent effective.

Condoms

There are condoms available for both men and women. However, the male condom tends to be the most commonly used method. Condoms can protect against pregnancy as well as STDs, which is why it is combined with the contraceptive pill to protect you and your partners from the risk of disease. While condoms are often made from latex, if you have an allergy to latex be sure to talk to your Pembroke Pines, FL gynecologist about other condoms that do not contain latex and are safe to use.

Female condoms are also highly effectively and can be placed for a few hours before having sex. While these condoms are less likely to break than male condom, they are often a bit more expensive.

Diaphragm

This barrier method of contraception is inserted into the vagina to prevent sperm from traveling to the uterus. Like the pill, a diaphragm is a great option for protecting against unwanted pregnancy but it will not protect against STDs.

Every time before the diaphragm is inserted, spermicide will need to be applied to it. There are different diaphragm styles and options so it’s important to talk to your OBGYN about whether this is the right method for you.

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

IUDs have become a popular new way to protect against pregnancy. There are two different kinds: a copper device and a hormonal device. IUDs are designed to remain in your vagina for up to 10 years before needing to be replaced. They offer a 99 percent efficacy rate but do not offer protection against STDs, so you’ll still need to use condoms to protect against diseases.

If you have questions about contraception don’t hesitate to reach out to your Pembroke Pines, FL gynecologist. We can sit down and discuss your lifestyle, health and other factors that can help us determine which kind of contraception is right for you and your individual needs.