From the pill to intrauterine devices (IUD), you have numerous birth control options for family planning. Board-certified OB/GYN Anju Nayar, MD, FACOG, and the experts at Nova Women’s Health in North Reading, Massachusetts, can help you find the right birth control to fit your family planning needs. Call the office today or click the online booking button to schedule an appointment.
Birth control, also called contraception, includes any method you may use to prevent unintended pregnancies. Medications, devices, and the rhythm method (ovulation calendar) are different forms of birth control.
Some methods of contraception are more effective than others. The experts at Nova Women’s Health understand the pros and cons of different birth control methods and help their patients find the one that best fits their needs.
Nova Women’s Health takes an integrative approach to care, considering all of your health and wellness needs and goals when helping you make the best choice.
If you’re not ready to start a family but want to have children in the future, then the team may recommend:
Short-term hormone birth control includes the birth control pill, shot, and patch. These methods contain hormones that stop your ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation), making it too hard for sperm to reach an egg.
These forms of birth control may also alleviate symptoms from gynecological conditions like endometriosis and fibroids.
LARCs are devices your OB/GYN places in your uterus or arm that prevent unintended pregnancies for three or more years. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the birth control implant are examples of LARCs.
LARCs are one of the most effective forms of birth control because, once in place, there’s nothing else you need to do.
Condoms, diaphragms, and the cervical cap are barrier methods of birth control. These methods work by blocking sperm from reaching the egg. You must use these methods each time you have sexual intercourse to prevent unintended pregnancies.
Condoms also protect against some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
For women with no future plans of pregnancy, the providers at Nova Women’s Health may suggest tubal ligation, a permanent form of birth control that blocks or cuts the fallopian tubes.
You can expect a patient-centered birth control consultation at Nova Women’s Health. Your provider asks detailed questions about your family planning needs, sexual activity, and health concerns.
They talk to you about your birth control options and help you decide the best method for you.
Schedule your birth control consultation at Nova Women’s Health by calling or booking an appointment online today.