Whether you’ve decided you’re not going to have children, are done having kids, or just want to wait a while before you consider it, there are contraception methods available to suit your lifestyle. Low maintenance, periodic, regular, lifestyle, and permanent options are available. From the ring to the patch to different kinds of condoms, each type of contraception offers unique benefits to consider. At Women’s OB/GYN Center, we offer Mirena® and NEXPLANON® as contraception options.
A lot of women have a hard time remember to take the pill every day. Condoms can cause anxiety because they’re prone to breaking and they don’t allow for certain levels of intimacy. Other forms of birth control can come with other complications. Below are two contraceptives that will allow you stress-free intimacy until you’re good and ready to have kids.
This is a intrauterine contraceptive (IUD). It works similarly to the pill, except you don’t have to remember to take it. It releases small amounts of hormone directly to the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is made of soft, flexible plastic that we put in place during an office visit. Placement takes only a few minutes, and your healthcare provider can show you how to check if the device is still in place every month.
This form of contraception lasts for up to 5 years unless you want it taken out earlier; it’s all up to you. Mirena® can be used whether or not you have already had a child. In addition to preventing pregnancy, Mirena® also treats heavy periods.
This implant is small, thin, flexible, and goes in your arm. This form of contraception lasts for up to 3 years unless you want it taken out earlier. Hormones released from the NEXPLANON® implant stop your ovaries from releasing any eggs, and it also increases cervical mucus to stop sperm from being able to reach an egg.
Like Mirena®, NEXPLANON® works without you having to worry about it. No more trying to remember if you already took the pill or not, and no more anxiety if the condom breaks. Implants and IUDs are proven to prevent pregnancy more effectively than the pill, skin patches, condoms, or diaphragms, which is why we offer these contraception options. You deserve to choose when and how you want to have a family.
If you are interested in either of these contraception options or if you would like more information, make an appointment at Women’s OB/GYN Center in Pasadena or Webster. Contact us today for a consultation.