When it comes to birth control, it’s important to know all your options. At Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the team of gynecologists combines their experience and knowledge with your personal preferences to help you find the birth control that best meets your needs. Call the office or book an appointment online today to schedule your birth control counseling consultation.
Birth control, or contraception, refers to the various methods available to prevent pregnancy. When it comes to selecting a type of birth control, women have multiple options.
The one best suited for you depends on your current and future pregnancy plans, sexual activity, and overall health needs.
Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women offers many evidence-based methods of birth control.
IUDs are a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC). Implanted in your uterus, IUDs are one of the most effective forms of birth control. Once implanted, IUDs prevent pregnancy from 3-10 years.
Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women offers hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs. Types of hormonal IUDs include Mirena®, Kyleena®, Skyla®, and Liletta®. Paragard® is a non-hormonal IUD.
Birth control implants work like IUDs, but the device is placed in your upper arm. Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women uses the Nexplanon® birth control implant.
Depo-Provera® is a birth control shot. One shot prevents pregnancy for up to three months.
Short-acting hormonal methods of birth control include birth control pills, patches, and rings.
If you had unprotected sex, emergency contraception reduces your chances of getting pregnant by preventing or delaying ovulation. These methods only work when used within 3-5 days of unprotected sex.
Diaphragms, cervical caps, condoms, and spermicide are barrier methods of birth control.
For women with no future pregnancy plans, Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women performs a tubal ligation for permanent sterilization.
Fertility awareness is a type of birth control that involves recognizing the times you’re most fertile. When using this method of birth control, you need to avoid having sex during these times.
Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women believes the first step in quality contraceptive counseling is good communication. Open and honest communication between you and your provider improves your relationship and trust.
During your birth control consultation, your provider reviews your gynecological, medical, and sexual history and conducts a physical and pelvic exam. They ask detailed questions about your current and future pregnancy plans and review your birth control options.
Your preferences and your provider’s experience serve as a starting point for deciding what method of birth control is best for you.
Call Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women or book an appointment online today to schedule your birth control consultation.