When it comes to family planning, you have many contraceptive options to prevent pregnancy until you’re ready. But many of these contraceptive options don’t protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Cile Williamson, MD, MPH, FACOG, and her team at Williamson Gynecology, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, provide customized contraceptive care to help you choose the best birth control to fit into your lifestyle and support a healthy, safe sex life. Call or email Williamson Gynecology at email@example.com today.
There is an overwhelming variety of birth control options for you to consider. Some of the most common types of contraception include:
LARC comprises contraception options that prevent pregnancy for years but don’t have a lasting impact on your long-term fertility. LARC options include hormonal and nonhormonal IUDs such as Mirena®, Kyleena®, Liletta®, and Paragard®, as well as Nexplanon®, the birth control implant. IUDs prevent pregnancy for 3-12 years, depending on the type you choose. Nexplanon prevents pregnancy for several years. However, as soon as you remove these birth control devices, your fertility returns.
Although LARCs offer long-term protection from pregnancy, they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). You should use condoms, including the male or female condom, to protect yourself from contracting an STD if you have more than one sexual partner, you have sex with someone who has an STD, or you have a history of an STD.
If you are sure that you have completed your family and you don’t want any more children, Williamson Gynecology can provide permanent birth control options. Dr. Williamson can perform a tubal ligation surgical procedure to close your Fallopian tubes and prevent your egg cells from reaching your uterus.
The women’s health experts at Williamson Gynecology provide contraception counseling appointments. They talk to you about your overall health, lifestyle, and birth control needs to help you choose the best birth control for you. Some of the questions you need to consider include:
The team at Williamson Gynecology can answer your questions and help you make the best choice. Call or email at firstname.lastname@example.org today.