When women consider birth control pills, there are often more options than they initially think. The two basic choices for birth control pills are conventional packs and continuous dosing pills.
Patients who choose conventional prescriptions still have a period each month. With continuous dosing prescriptions, patients only have a period four times a year and sometimes have no period at all. As with all drugs, every type of birth control pill has its own benefits and risks.
If a patient thinks they may want to become pregnant at some time - but not soon - long-term but reversible birth control may be a good option for them. Some of these options include:
While its ease of use and effectiveness is important, the main reason women choose this method is because they can return to fertility promptly when they want to. If using the contraceptive implant or intrauterine device, a patient must visit her doctor to have the device removed. With the contraceptive injection, returning to fertility takes longer.
Patients can choose from several sterilization options. These include the Essure system which blocks fallopian tubes permanently and tubal ligation which requires surgery.
Emergency contraception is not intended to take the place of routine birth control. It is, however, an option in the case of unprotected sex, a patient misses birth control pill, or if the method of birth control failed. The options include:
Johannes Ramirez, MD accepts most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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