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Birth Control Specialist

The Women's Specialists of Fayette -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

The Women's Specialists of Fayette

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Fayetteville, GA

Today’s choices for birth control are vast. The experienced physicians at The Women's Specialists of Fayette in Fayetteville, Georgia, can find the right one for your needs. The practice offers a wide variety of birth control types, including oral medications, intrauterine devices, and injectable contraceptives to accommodate your health and lifestyle. Learn more about the available contraceptive and birth control options by scheduling a consultation at The Women's Specialists of Fayette today, online or by phone.

Birth Control Q & A

There are a wide variety of contraception and sterilization options available for today’s women and the physicians at The Women’s Specialists of Fayette can inform you of all your options.

Reversible methods of contraception include barrier methods, (diaphragm or condoms), natural family planning (rhythm method), birth control pills, injectable contraceptives, implantable contraceptives (Implanon) and two types of intrauterine devices, the Mirena IUD and the Paraguard IUD. IUD’s are extremely effective and placed with a simple in-office procedure. After placement, they provide low maintenance contraception for 5 to 10 years.

Sterilization or nonreversible methods include laparoscopic tubal ligation or post partum tubal ligation, or Essure tubal occlusion. The Essure tubal occlusion procedure can be done in our office with light sedation. The in-office procedure is more convenient and significantly less expensive than a hospital outpatient procedure.

What birth control method is right for me?

There are many factors that influence the birth control you choose to prevent unintended pregnancies. The best way to determine which method is right for you is to discuss your needs with your doctor at The Women's Specialists of Fayette.

To determine which birth control is best, your doctor reviews your health history and your plans for family. They also discuss your lifestyle, including the number of sexual partners, risks for sexually transmitted disease, and potential side effects of certain birth control methods.

What birth control options are available?

The Women's Specialists of Fayette offers a variety of contraceptive options, including:

  • Pills
  • Injections
  • Diaphragms
  • Implantable contraceptives

You can also receive an IUD, an intrauterine device your physician places in your uterus to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg. Two types of IUDs are available, including the Mirena® IUD and the Paragard® IUD, which can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.

To ensure you’re protected from sexually transmitted disease, the team also recommends using condoms in combination with other birth control methods.

Additionally, permanent methods of birth control are available if you don’t want children or your family is complete. Permanent options include laparoscopic tubal ligation and the Essure® tubal occlusion procedure, which involves the insertion of a flexible insert into each of your fallopian tubes to prevent conception.

What if I want to avoid hormones?

Many forms of birth control, including pills and some IUDs, use hormones to prevent pregnancy. If you can’t tolerate hormones due to your health, or if your age makes them a risky choice, The Women’s Specialists of Fayette team can suggest non-hormonal methods of birth control.

Options include:

  • Condoms
  • Diaphragms
  • Cervical caps
  • Copper IUDs

Your doctor can work closely with you to find the right option for birth control based on your needs.

If one method of birth control isn’t working well for you, your provider at The Women’s Specialists of Fayette can re-evaluate your health and specific contraception needs to recommend another method.

Find the best birth control method for you to prevent unwanted pregnancy by scheduling a consultation today. You can book an appointment online or by phone.

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