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Birth Control Specialist

All Female Health Care

Safieh Javid, ARNP

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Sunrise, FL

When you choose a birth control method, you need to think about variables like the method’s effectiveness, ease of use, and reversibility. But you don't need to sort through the information alone because Safieh Javid, ARNP, and the team at All Female Health Care specialize in helping women understand their options and choose the best birth control method for their lifestyle. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Sunrise, Florida, or use the online booking feature today.

Birth Control Q&A

What are different types of birth control?

All Female Health Care offers many different types of birth control methods, ensuring you can choose the best one for your overall health, lifestyle, and future pregnancy plans.

Your provider reviews your medical history, learns about your menstrual periods, and performs a breast and pelvic exam. The exam is important to be sure you don't have any health issues that might influence the type of birth control you can use.

They explain the benefits and risks of the birth control methods you're considering, including effectiveness:

  • Tubal ligation (female sterilization): 99% effective
  • Intrauterine devices (hormone and copper): 99% effective
  • Birth control implant (Nexplanon®): 99% effective
  • Birth control shot (Depo-Provera®): 94-99% effective
  • Vaginal ring (NuvaRing®): 91-99% effective
  • Birth control pills and patches: 91-99% effective
  • Diaphragm: 86-96% effective
  • Cervical cap: 71-96% effective

The effectiveness of the last five methods on the list depends on proper usage. For example, birth control pills are 99% effective as long as you remember to take your pill every day around the same time of day. If you forget, the pill's effectiveness drops.

Birth control shots are also highly effective as long as you get the shot on time. You need a Depo-Provera injection every three months. If you don’t make an appointment on time and go beyond three months, the effectiveness drops to 94% or lower, depending on how long you wait to get a shot.

How do hormone-based birth control methods work?

Any type of birth control that contains hormones prevents pregnancy by changing different parts of your reproductive system. The hormones used in birth control may stop ovulation, change the uterine lining, and/or thicken cervical mucus. 

What are long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)?

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are called LARCs because your provider inserts them once, then they continuously prevent pregnancy for 3-10 years, depending on the type. That means you don't need to worry about taking a pill or inserting a diaphragm for years.

LARCs are also as effective as sterilization — more than 99% effective — yet they're easy to reverse. Your provider can remove your IUD or implant at any time.

When you need birth control, call All Female Health Care, or book an appointment online today.