There are a number of reasons you may need birth control, from family planning to improve menstrual bleeding. As women’s health experts, the team at Pure OBGYN offer a number of birth control options, including tubal ligation and emergency contraceptives. Whether to prevent pregnancy or manage a condition, the doctors at Pure OBGYN’s Midtown East, Brooklyn, or Rego Park, New York, location can help. Call today or book an appointment online.
Birth control includes any medicine, device, or method used to prevent pregnancy.
When it comes to preventing pregnancy, you have a lot of options, which can be confusing and overwhelming. The team at Pure OBGYN help you make a selection that fits your personal and health needs. No one birth control works for all women.
Your birth control options include:
Some methods of birth control are more effective than others.
A tubal ligation, also known as having your tubes tied, is a permanent form of birth control. The team at Pure OBGYN may be able to perform a tubal ligation laparoscopically to minimize risk and recovery.
Birth control pills are safe and offer health benefits, including:
However, if you’re a smoker and over the age of 35, you shouldn’t use birth control pills due to the risk of blood clots and high blood pressure.
Birth control is primarily used to help prevent pregnancy, but certain types of birth control, such as the hormonal methods, may be recommended to help reduce symptoms gynecologic conditions cause, such as:
Emergency contraception prevents or delays ovulation, therefore stopping a pregnancy from occurring. You may need emergency contraception if you forgot to take your birth control pills for a few days, the condom broke, or you had unprotected sex.
The types of emergency contraceptive pills include:
For effectiveness, you need to take the emergency contraception within five days of unprotected sex.
To discuss your birth control options, call today or book an appointment online.