Statistics show that at any given time, 62% of women in the country are using birth control. There are many different types of birth control, and despite its prevalence many women seem to be unsure where to turn for their birth control needs. At All Female Health Care, Inc., our professionals offer services in many departments of gynecology in Pompano Beach, FL, including the recommendation of appropriate birth control. Our medical professionals can help you understand your different birth control options, along with prescribing potential birth control plans if desired. If you’re interested in birth control, whether for reproductive control or treatment of alternative medical symptoms, our birth control center in Fort Lauderdale, FL has you covered.
The main purpose of birth control is right in its name, it’s to help curtail undesired pregnancies. There are many different birth control options out there now including patches, pills and even intrauterine devices (IUDs). The two most popular birth control methods in the country are oral contraceptives and IUDs. Oral contraceptives such as Yasmin work to prevent pregnancy through altering the uterine lining to prevent fertilization, along with preventing ovulation. In some cases, patients taking Yasmin have also enjoyed reduction in acne, along with the intensity of their menstrual cycles. Our office also offers another contraceptive which works in the same vein as oral contraceptives, but can be injected into the skin to last up to 3 years. Implanon is an etonogestrel implant that provides the same birth control options as oral contraceptives, without needing to take a pill each day.
IUDs are another birth control method which follows a different approach. These devices work to provide birth control through a multifaceted approach. First, the IUD is inserted into the uterus for long-term contraceptive use. At All Female Health Care, Inc., we trust in the FDA approved IUD Mirena, which can be used for up to 5 years. Mirena also releases chemicals, progestin, to thicken the cervical mucus and prevent ovulation. But, Mirena brings added benefits due to its location in the uterus. The IUD prevents a physical block for fertilization, helping with another step to safeguard against an unwanted pregnancy.
With so many different treatments and birth control options available, it’s important to remember that no two women are alike. While one birth control may work perfectly for one patient, lessening her menstruation intensity and staving off pregnancy, another may experience complications. Some of the chemicals that differing contraceptive methods utilize can create adverse side effects in some patients with preexisting medical conditions such as high blood pressure. At their core, contraceptive techniques are medications like any other which must be prescribed and monitored by a qualified medical professional. Our gynecologists in Fort Lauderdale are here to help with any of your birth control questions. Schedule your appointment today.