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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
- 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!
As 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.