Choosing the right birth control is one of the most important decisions you will make. An experienced OB-GYN doctor is your partner in family planning and preventing unwanted pregnancies. Dr. Nezhat Solimani at Complete OBGYN Care helps women in the Bay Area find the right contraception for their needs.
There are so many effective forms of birth control available today, it's easier than ever to find an option that works for you. Before you see your doctor for birth control, ask yourself the following questions, the answers to which will help you and your doctor choose the right type:
Do I want to become pregnant in the future? A "yes" excludes permanent types of birth control.
How would an unplanned pregnancy affect my life right now? Some types of birth control are more effective than others. How much effort do I want to put into birth control? Some methods require more proactive planning than others.
How much can I afford to spend on birth control? There are more and less expensive options.
An IUD (intrauterine device) works by preventing the ovum from being fertilized by sperm, initiating a pregnancy. There are two main types of IUDs:
Most healthy women can use IUDs for birth control, but if you have had a recent pelvic infection, have a history of cervical or uterine cancer, or have unexplained vaginal bleeding, an IUD may not be right for you. It's important to note that IUDs do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Some types of birth control are available over the counter without a prescription. These include: Condoms, both male and female, diaphragms, spermicidal sponges, creams, foams, and gels. These offer some protection against STDs.
Non-prescription forms of birth control are generally less effective than birth control methods that require a doctor's supervision, which can be 90 percent to 99 percent effective when used correctly.
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