Taking control of your reproductive health means preventing unwanted pregnancy. Choosing the best birth control method for your lifestyle is an important decision. At Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates we offer a wide array of birth control options that are as unique as you are.
First and foremost, birth control should be safe as well as effective. But it should also be easy to use, and free from unwanted side-effects. Our caring gynecologists will explain your birth control options, and help you decide which birth control method is right for you – at your current stage of life.
The Affordable Care Act requires that most insurance plans cover all methods of birth control at no cost to women, including the pill. However, certain insurance plans only cover certain brands or generic versions. We will work with you and your insurer to make sure that you obtain the birth control you need.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates is a modern, innovative medical practice offering birth control to women at all stages of life. Our gynecologists have dedicated their OBGYN practice to offering the highest standard in women’s care – while ensuring that every patient feels welcome, comfortable, and truly cared for.
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Birth Control Implant
Lasts: Up to 5 Years
The birth control implant Nexplanon (the older version is called Implanon) is inserted by a doctor into the patient’s arm. It is a tiny device – about the same size as a matchstick – that releases the hormone progestin into the women’s system to stop her from getting pregnant.
Birth Control Pills
Lasts: Must Take Daily
The hormones in birth control pills stop a woman from ovulating, so pregnancy can’t happen. These hormones also thicken the mucus in the cervix to block sperm so it can’t swim to an egg. Birth control pills can also help with managing PMS and difficult or heavy periods.
Birth Control Shot
Lasts: 3 Months
The Depo-Provera Shot is an injection women get once every 3 months. Sometimes called the Depo shot, it contains the hormone progestin which prevents a woman from getting pregnant by preventing ovulation, as well as thickening mucus that can block sperm.
Lasts: Replace Monthly
The NuvaRing is a hormone-releasing ring worn inside the vagina, where the vaginal lining absorbs the estrogen and progestin that is released. It works by stopping sperm from meeting the egg and fertilizing it.
Lasts: Up to 12 Years
An IUD or “Intrauterine Device” is a tiny, plastic T-shaped device that’s placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It lasts many years, is reversible, and is one of the most effective methods of birth control.
Birth Control Patch
Lasts: Replace Patch Weekly
“The Patch” is applied transdermally (worn on the skin) on the belly, upper arm, buttocks, or back. It releases hormones that prevent pregnancy. A new patch is worn every week for 3 weeks – with a week off before repeating.
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