When it comes to family planning, women have many birth control options to help prevent pregnancy. But having so many options may make it difficult for you to determine the best method for you. The experienced team at Progressive Care for Women located in downtown Chicago can discuss all your contraception options and help you decide which one best suits your needs. For birth control counseling, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Birth control, also known as contraception, refers to the various methods used to help prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control work better than others, but that may not be the best way to decide the type of birth control that makes the best choice for you.
The women’s health experts at Progressive Care for Women work one-on-one with you to help determine the method that suits your individual health and lifestyle needs.
Your birth control options range from permanent to reversible to as needed. Some of the most common types of birth control include:
Sterilization is a permanent form of birth control. The team at Progressive Care for Women offer tubal ligation, also known as getting your tubes tied. This method of birth control blocks your fallopian tubes to stop your egg from meeting up with sperm for fertilization.
LARCs are a long-term birth control option that may prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are LARCs. LARCs work by altering the movement of sperm so it doesn’t reach the egg or making it impossible for the egg to implant itself into your uterus.
The birth control pill, patch, and shot are hormonal methods of birth control. These methods of birth control prevent you from ovulating.
The diaphragm and cervical cap are examples of barrier methods of birth control. They work by preventing sperm from getting to your egg.
None of these types of birth control protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. If you’re sexually active with more than one partner, you should use condoms in addition to your birth control for additional protection.
Your specialist at Progressive Care for Women can help you determine the best method of birth control for you. Your specialist takes your future pregnancy plans, overall health, and sexual activity into consideration when determining the method that would best suit you.
To learn more about the different types of birth control, schedule a consultation at Progressive Care for Women today by calling or booking online.