Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA
When it comes to birth control, women have numerous options. To find the best option, consult with the team at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. The highly skilled OB/GYNs offer many birth control choices to suit a wide range of family planning needs. Call the office on Peachtree Road or Collier Road, or book an appointment online today to schedule your consultation.
Birth Control Q & A
What is birth control?
Birth control, or contraception, refers to any method, medication, or device you use to prevent an unintended pregnancy. Women have many birth control options.
At Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, the experienced OB/GYNs provide contraception counseling to help you find the method that works best for you and your health needs.
What are the types of birth control?
Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates offers many types of birth control options, including:
Birth control pills
Birth control pills are oral medications that contain the hormones progestin and estrogen that you take daily to prevent your ovaries from releasing an egg.
Intrauterine device (IUD)
An IUD is a birth control implant your OB/GYN places in your uterus. Once in place, it works for up to five years.
The device prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation or preventing sperm from reaching the egg and includes hormonal and non-hormonal options. IUDs are one of the most effective forms of birth control.
Like an IUD, Nexplanon is a birth control implant that contains hormones that stop ovulation and prevent sperm from reaching your egg. However, with Nexplanon, your provider places the device in your arm.
Birth control patch
The birth control patch works like birth control pills, containing hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing an egg.
In addition to preventing pregnancy, Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates uses the birth control patch to treat irregular periods, menstrual cramps, and endometriosis.
The vaginal ring is a hormonal birth control device you place in your vagina and remove after three weeks.
The diaphragm is a dome-shaped device that fits over the cervix and prevents pregnancy by blocking sperm from reaching your egg. Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates offers fittings for diaphragms to ensure you get the best protection.
Tubal ligation is a permanent form of birth control. During the procedure, your provider at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates blocks your fallopian tubes to prevent the meeting of sperm and egg.
Condoms are a barrier form of birth control that blocks sperm from entering the vagina. In addition to birth control, condoms offer protection against transmission of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV. Your provider can counsel you on how to use condoms correctly for protection.
What type of birth control is best for me?
The women’s health experts at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates offer contraception counseling to review all your options and help you decide what method makes the best choice for you.
They provide prescriptions and perform any necessary procedures, as well as STD testing.
Call Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, or book an appointment online to schedule your birth control counseling session today.
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