When you’re sexually active, but not yet ready to have children or are finished having children, birth control aids in family planning, so you don’t end up with a surprise pregnancy. At Alpha OBGYN in Alpharetta, Georgia, Dr. Sowmya Reddy and her team offer various temporary and permanent birth control options to give you the peace of mind you deserve. Call to learn more, or book an appointment online today.
Birth control is a method used to prevent pregnancy and works in various ways to:
Some birth control methods are temporary and allow you to have children in the future, while others are permanent.
Dr. Reddy talks with you to determine which birth control method best matches your needs based on your individual situation and preferences. Numerous birth control methods are available from which to choose, such as:
A barrier birth control method is something you do each time you have sexual intercourse, such as using a condom, diaphragm, sponge, or cervical cap.
The birth control pill is a pill that you must take at the same time every day. It contains hormones that prevent pregnancy. Dr. Reddy lets you know which birth control pill is most appropriate for you.
In addition to traditional birth control pills, other short acting birth control options include skin patches, vaginal rings and birth control shots. These methods slowly release hormones into your body to prevent pregnancy.
If you don’t want to become pregnant any time soon, but want to have children someday, long-acting reversible birth control may be a good option for you. Some women prefer this method because of its ease of use, as you don’t have to remember to take pills, and it can last several years or longer. Examples of long-acting birth control include:
Removing this device allows you to get pregnant soon afterward. Mirena, an intrauterine contraceptive that delivers small amounts of hormone directly to the uterus is an example of an IUD Dr. Reddy recommends. Made of soft, flexible plastic, it is inserted into your uterus during an office visit.
ParaGard Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUC) is a different kind of birth control. But it's one of the most effective kinds available. It's even more effective than the Pill. But, unlike the Pill (and patch, ring, and shots), it's hormone-free. So it's great for women who prefer not to use hormones or can't for health reasons.
Permanent birth control methods for women are minimally invasive surgical procedures that alter your reproductive system in some way. Tubal ligation and tubal occlusion prevent your eggs from traveling down the Fallopian tube.
Dr. Reddy and her staff work with you to determine which birth control option best matches your needs based on whether you want to have children in the future, your preferences, and which option is the most comfortable for you.
Call Alpha OBGYN to learn more about birth control options, or use the online scheduling tool today.