There are so many options to choose for quality contraception in 2020 that there is no excuse not to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy and STD’s. Maybe you want to enjoy sex without worrying about getting pregnant or you are happy with the family you have now and not planning on a new addition. Whatever the case is, you need a team of medical professionals who knows what options you have for quality contraception.

At All Female Health Care, our medical professionals are the best at what they do. We create a comfortable, safe environment for our patients. This makes it so that you can comfortably ask personal questions, and get the advice you need to make informed decisions about your body.  With that in mind, here are a few popular types of birth control and contraceptive options that are available to you.

Here is a list of some of the more popular choices for birth control:

Oral Contraceptives:

These pills contain hormones that control a woman’s menstrual cycle.  You take one per day and start a new package of pills at the end of each month. The pills contain hormones that control a woman’s menstrual cycle. They work by keeping the ovaries from releasing eggs.

Depo-Provera:

Birth control in the form of a shot that lasts for up to 12 weeks. This contraceptive shot works to keep the ovaries from releasing eggs. 

Contraceptive Patch:

A small, thin patch with a few choices for application: the butt, shoulder, upper arm, front or back. It releases hormones every day for three weeks and prevents your ovaries from producing eggs. You change the patch once a week and you don’t wear it during the fourth week.

Contraceptive Ring:

This is a soft ring that fits deep inside the vagina. It releases low-dose hormones each day for three weeks, so the woman’s ovaries don’t produce eggs. It can stay in the vagina for up to three weeks and protects agaunst pregnancy and STD’s for one month.

Intrauterine Device (IUD):

This is a small device made of plastic that is inserted in the uterus by your medical professional. Some IUDs may be left in place for up to 8 years while others have to be changed a little more frequently.

Diaphragm Contraceptive

This birth control aid has been around for a long time, and our gynecologist in Sunrise may recommend it to you as a viable option. A diaphragm is a soft rubber barrier inserted in a woman’s vagina. The diaphragm or cervical cap stops sperm from entering the uterus. It is put into your vagina before intercourse but must be used with contraceptive cream or gel to be effective. The diaphragm can be placed in the vagina 6 hours ahead of intercourse and left in for 24 hours.

Male Condoms:

Probably the most easily attainable. It is a sheath of latex that the male can wear over his penis during intercourse. This barrier serves as a protection to keep his sperm from getting into the woman’s vagina. Latex condoms also help protect against some infections, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Contact a gynecologist in Sunrise you can trust

Whatever form of birth control you choose, taking charge of your health care is easy at All Female Health Care. We are a trusted women’s gynecologist in Sunrise. Our compassionate, dedicated physicians and medical staff treat a wide range of gynecological issues. Whether you need help with annual exams, menstrual problems, birth control, STD’s, menopause, HRT therapy, and any other women’s health care, you can trust us to provide the best care. Call (954) 742-3536 to schedule your appointment today.

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