When you have the right birth control method, you feel confident, stress less, and enjoy life more. At Nile Women's Health Care, the experienced women’s health providers empower women through education about the pros and cons of all the various methods of birth control available. There are offices in Roswell and Suwanee, Georgia, so reach out by phone or schedule an appointment online today.
If you're sexually active and you don't want to get pregnant, using some form of prescription birth control is the best way to avoid it. In some cases, you might need hormonal birth control as part of the treatment for conditions like heavy periods associated with endometriosis.
The prescription birth control methods available at Nile Women's Health Care are safe, effective, and easy-to-use.
There are a wide variety of prescription birth control options available, including:
Oral contraceptives, or birth control pills, use estrogen, progestin, or both hormones to prevent pregnancy, and you take them every day.
There are two types of IUDs, hormonal and copper, both of which go inside your uterus. The hormonal IUDs release hormones daily to prevent pregnancy, and they last 3-6 years. The copper IUD has no hormones and works for up to 10 years.
The birth control implant goes in your upper arm. The tiny rods steadily release progestin to protect against pregnancy for three years.
The birth control patch is a sticker-like patch that you wear on your belly, buttocks, or elsewhere. It delivers progestin and estrogen into your body to prevent pregnancy. You change patches weekly; then take a week off before starting the cycle again.
Regular progestin injections can protect against pregnancy for three months at a time.
The vaginal ring goes inside your vagina, where it releases estrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy. You wear the ring for three weeks, then wait one week and insert a new one.
There are also other birth control options, including tubal ligation and hysterectomy for permanent sterilization. The caring providers at Nile Women's Health Care can discuss your needs, plans, and goals so you can choose the ideal type of birth control.
There are some situations where you may need to consider a change. If you have unexpected side-effects, find your birth control too challenging to use, don't feel confident about your current birth control method, or want to plan for pregnancy, Nile Women's Health Care can help.
Learn more about your birth control options by calling Nile Women’s Health Care or scheduling an appointment online.