Choosing a birth control method is a very personal decision that may be guided by the healthcare professionals at Oak Hills Women’s Center. Many good options exist. Which one is best for you depends on your family planning goals and sexual preferences. Educational medical materials detailing the pros and cons of available contraceptive methods are provided and discussed with the patient in order for the patient to make an informed decision. When considering birth control you will have several questions. These questions may include:
- Side effects and benefits?
- It is convenient?
- Does it protect me from STDs?
- Family planning?
- Can it help with painful menses?
- Can it help with irregular uterine bleeding?
- Can it reduce menstrual bleeding?
- Does it help with acne?
- How do I use it?
There are several types of birth control methods available.
- Oral contraceptive pills
- Vaginal rings (NuvaRing)
- Contraceptive patches
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- Subcutaneous hormonal implants (example: Nexplanon)
- Injections (progesterone injections)
- Barrier contraceptive methods (diaphragm, foam and condoms)
- Rhythm method
- Sterilization (male and female)
Which method is right for you? If you wish to discuss a contraceptive method, we encourage you to please schedule an appointment with our certified nurse practitioner who will guide you through this important decision.