Dr. Lee offers various types of birth control and can help you determine which one is best for your lifestyle. Some of the most common non-permanent contraceptive options include:
For those who know they don’t want any more children, Dr. Lee offers permanent birth control options, including tubal ligation (sometimes referred to as a “tube-tying” procedure).
If an egg isn’t released, sperm can’t fertilize it. As such, hormonal birth control -- including the pill, shots, patches or implants -- uses synthetic hormones to stop your body from ovulating.
Barrier contraceptives, such as condoms and diaphragms, block sperm from reaching the egg, thus preventing conception. With IUDs, the uterus becomes inhospitable to sperm; the device uses chemicals to stop sperm from progressing down the fallopian tubes.
Although hormonal birth control methods and IUDs may be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, only barrier contraceptives protect you against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
You, your health, and your contraceptive goals determine what birth control option is best for you. When you need temporary birth control and are considering pregnancy within the next five years, Dr. Lee may recommend a hormonal contraceptive such as the:
When you’ve already had children and know that you’re not planning on becoming pregnant in the next five years, Dr. Lee may suggest a long-term contraceptive, like the IUD MirenaⓇ or NexplanonⓇ implants. These both provide pregnancy protection for years.
For those who are happy with the number of children they already have, permanent options are available. Dr. Lee may recommend EssureⓇ, a sterilization device that’s over 99% effective, or surgical options.
If you want to learn more about your birth control options, or which contraceptive is best for you, call Dr. Lee’s office today to schedule your initial consultation. You can also book your appointment online.
John Y Lee Obstetrics & Gynecology participates in many major health insurance plans. Benefit and coverage varies with each patient and insurance company. It is the patient's responsibility to know their benefits. You may call our office to request assistance in determining your eligibility prior to your appointment time.
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