There are many reasons to visit an OBGYN, especially if you are interested in birth control in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Staying up to date on birth control is essential if you are interested in holding off on pregnancy or if you are trying to get pregnant sometime soon. We offer many different options for those with many different needs. Every woman has different goals and different times they deem appropriate for child birth. Depending on your own life and situation, we offer the following birth control options:
- Birth Control Pills: this option works by combining the estrogen and progestin hormones to prevent ovulation. The hormones alter the cervical mucus which makes it harder for sperm to maneuver. This pill must be taken every day by mouth to prevent pregnancy and is 99% effective.
- Intrauterine Device (IUDs): this option is inserted into the uterus by a physician. The mucus is effected by the IUD’s presence which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg. The line of the uterus is also thinned out which makes it harder to support implantation of a fertilized egg. IUDs are effective for many years.
- Hormonal Options: When it comes to hormonal options, there are a few directions you can go. These options include, the patch, the shot, the implant, and the vaginal ring. These options prevent eggs from being released from the ovaries and thickens the cervical mucus like other options.
With each birth control option, there are side effects that can be undesirable to some. So before you choose the option that is best for you, speak with one of our Fort Lauderdale OBGYNs about the best options for you! Call us at (954) 742-3536 to schedule an appointment today.