If a patient is sexually active, our physicians recommend choosing a birth control or contraceptive method if the patient is not ready or does not want to become pregnant. There are many different types of contraception; each style has varying levels of effectiveness and should be discussed at length with a birth control specialist before proceeding.
The birth control pill is one of the most popular options for contraception. The once-daily pill is very effective in preventing pregnancy, and allows the woman to return to fertility quickly and easily. However, the pill does not protect against STI’s (no hormonal contraceptive method does).
Intra-uterine devices (IUDs) are another popular, effective method of birth control. IUD birth control is a small, flexible hormonal implant being placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. At WHD, our skilled physicians are trained in IUD insertion, as well as IUD removal if the patient decides she wants to conceive.
There are nearly endless birth control varieties and brands from which you can choose, such as:
- Birth Control Pills
- Depo Provera
- Foam and Condoms
- Female Condoms
- Emergency Contraception
- Female Sterilization Procedures (Tubal Ligation)
- Ortho Evra Patch
When it comes to finding the contraceptive that’s right for you, trust your birth control specialist to provide you with adequate information to make the right choice. Please call our Lebanon office at 717.273.8835 or our Palmyra office at 717.832.0554 for an appointment, or feel free to stop by either of our office locations for more information.