When it comes to contraception for women, there are more options than ever. Board-certified OB/GYN Judith Ortman-Nabi, MD, and the women’s health experts at All Care For Women in East Amherst, New York, offer contraception care to help you find the method that meets your family planning and health needs. To learn more about contraception for women, contact the office by phone or book an appointment online today.
Contraception, also called birth control, refers to the various methods available to prevent pregnancy. With so many options, you may wonder what contraception makes the best choice for you.
The all-female team at All Care For Women can help you navigate your way through your various contraception options and help you decide which one, if any, suits your health and pregnancy prevention needs.
Contraception types vary in function and effectiveness. Common types of contraception include:
Barrier methods of birth control include condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms. These methods work by blocking sperm from reaching the egg for fertilization.
Combined hormonal birth control includes the pill, patch, and vaginal ring. These methods of contraception work by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg.
The progestin-only birth control only contains the hormone progestin. It helps prevent pregnancy by thickening the mucus in your cervix, which makes it harder for sperm to swim to your egg for fertilization.
LARCs include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. These forms of contraception work by either preventing ovulation or preventing sperm from reaching the egg for fertilization. LARCs are considered one of the most effective forms of birth control.
Emergency contraception includes options such as the morning-after pill, which prevents pregnancy from occurring after unprotected sex.
For women who have no plans for future pregnancy, permanent sterilization may be a contraception consideration.
The team of professionals at All Care For Women believes in the
importance of education and provides all the information you need during your contraception care appointment so you can make a well-informed decision.
To better understand your specific needs, your provider may ask detailed questions about your sexual activity, current and future pregnancy plans, and gynecological and medical history. Your provider may also conduct a physical and pelvic exam.
Based on the information gathered during your contraception care appointment, your provider helps you determine the best contraception option for you.
To learn more about contraception care at All Care For Women, call the office or book an appointment online today.