From long-acting reversible contraceptives to permanent and non-hormonal birth control, if you live in Dallas our clinic can cater to your needs. We have many options for women and their contraceptive needs and our process ensures you get the right solution for you. Our caring professionals can help you decide the right birth control for you, whether it’s your first experience or looking to make a change to your current contraceptives.
Types of Contraceptives
From the pill to the IUD, these days women have more options than ever when it comes to preventing pregnancy. We offer both types, as well as permanent options. Let’s take a look at some of the many options we offer our patients.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)
Effective, reversible and with low instances of side effects, LARCs are some of the most widely used contraceptives out there. Our options include several types of hormonal and non-hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs), as well as the Nexplanon. The Nexplanon is a subdermal implant that goes in the arm. It's just as effective as the pill, but without the daily hassle.
The benefits of LARCs include efficacy, a hassle-free method of preventing pregnancy and a low chance of complications.
While the pill is a very common choice for women, it is not the only hormonal contraceptive available. Another option includes the vaginal ring, a flexible, plastic ring that is placed in the upper vagina. It releases estrogen and progestin that are absorbed through the vaginal tissues into the body. Finally, the contraceptive patch is a small adhesive patch that is worn on the skin. It releases estrogen and progestin, which are absorbed through the skin into the body, preventing pregnancy.
The benefits of hormonal contraceptives include regulating cycles, managing abnormal bleeding, and providing shorter and less painful periods.
Permanent Birth Control
Permanent birth control methods include tubal ligation or complete removal of the fallopian tubes. Both methods prevent the sperm from reaching the egg. These procedures are typically performed via laparoscopy, an operation performed with small incisions and the aid of a camera. The benefits of laparoscopy include reduced pain due to smaller incisions, reduced hemorrhaging and shorter recovery time.
Barrier contraceptive methods include spermicide, condoms, the sponge, diaphragms, and cervical caps. These methods act as barriers to keep the man’s sperm from reaching the woman’s egg.
While barrier methods are not as effective as other birth control methods, some of them are widely available and don’t require a prescription.
You Have Options at Comprehensive OB/GYN
Whether you know exactly which birth control method you want or have questions and want to explore your options, Comprehensive OB/GYN can help you. If you are located in or near Dallas, our caring and professional team can help you learn about different contraceptive methods and their benefits and limitations. Our judgment-free, state-of-the-art clinic was created to serve women’s health needs and we welcome you to make an appointment and visit us. You will find many different contraceptive options and have the chance to find out information about whether or not they are right for you.