Birth control prevents unintended pregnancies. At Roswell ObGyn, LLC, in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming, Georgia, the team of skilled physicians works closely with you, helping you find the right birth control that fits your current and future family planning needs. The OB/GYN practice offers many types of birth control, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). Call or schedule your birth control consultation online today.
Birth control, also called contraception, includes any medication, device, or tool a person uses to prevent pregnancy. Birth control has many forms, but some methods work better than others at preventing pregnancy.
Some women use birth control to manage symptoms caused by gynecological conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
You have many birth control options. Some types you can pick up at the convenience store, while others require a prescription or medical procedure.
Common types of birth control include:
A tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that involves cutting or blocking the fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization of an egg.
The skilled surgeons at Roswell ObGyn, LLC perform tubal ligations for their patients who have no plans for pregnancy.
LARCs are birth control devices that get placed one time and work to prevent pregnancy for years. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and birth control implants are LARCs.
LARCs work by either stopping ovulation (ovaries from releasing an egg), thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the egg or acting as a spermicide.
Birth control pills, shots, and patches are examples of short-acting hormonal birth control. These methods of birth control work by preventing ovulation or making it too hard for the sperm to reach the egg for fertilization.
Barrier methods of birth control work by blocking sperm from reaching the egg. Condoms, diaphragms, and the cervical cap are examples of barrier methods.
Condoms also protect against certain types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The team at Roswell ObGyn, LLC can also talk to you about emergency contraceptives if you have sex without taking birth control or your birth control fails.
The team at Roswell ObGyn, LLC conducts birth control consultations to help you find the right birth control method. No single method works for all.
Your provider talks to you about your current and future pregnancy plans. Then, they explain the different birth control options, how they work, the benefits, and the side effects. You and your provider together decide what method makes the best choice for you.
Call Roswell ObGyn, LLC, or schedule your birth control consultation online today.