Nurture Women's Health
OBGYNs & Pelvic Health, Incontinence and Sexual Medicine Specialists located in Frisco, TX
If you’re sexually active but want to avoid becoming pregnant, OB/GYN specialists at Nurture Women's Health in Frisco, Texas, have solutions. They offer short-acting, long-acting, and permanent contraception options that match your lifestyle and preferences. Schedule an appointment with the Nurture Women’s Health team by phone or book online today to learn more.
Contraception Q & A
What is contraception?
Contraception, or birth control, is a treatment that helps you avoid becoming pregnant when you’re sexually active. It can prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs or prevent sperm from reaching the eggs. The OB/GYN team at Nurture Women’s Health works with you to find a type of contraception that best meets your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.
What are the different types of contraception?
Numerous forms of contraception are available at Nurture Women’s Health, including:
Birth control pills
Birth control pills, or oral contraceptives, are pills you take daily to prevent pregnancy. They contain hormones that prevent ovulation, make it difficult for sperm to reach your eggs, or prevent fertilized eggs from attaching to the uterine wall.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Hormonal or copper IUDs are tiny devices your OB/GYN specialist can implant into your uterus to prevent sperm from reaching your eggs. They are long-lasting, meaning IUDs can prevent pregnancy for 3-10 years, depending on which type of IUD you receive. Your physician can remove the device if you’d like to become pregnant.
The expert team at Nurture Women’s Health offers birth control implants, such as Nexplanon®, to prevent pregnancy for several years. The implants work by releasing hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs or prevent sperm from reaching the eggs. Your physician places the implant just beneath your skin in your upper arm.
Birth control shots are effective hormonal contraception options for preventing pregnancy. Your physician might give you a shot every few months.
You can place birth control patches on your skin to prevent pregnancy. Replace the patch every week. Your OB/GYN specialist can write you a prescription for it.
Minimally invasive sterilization procedures (permanent birth control methods) include tubal ligation, tubal occlusion, and hysterectomy. Your physician might recommend permanent birth control if you don’t want to become pregnant in the future.
Which contraception option is right for me?
To determine which type of contraception is best for you, the Nurture Women’s Health team reviews your medical history and completes a physical exam. They ask you about your lifestyle, discuss the pros and cons of each birth control option, and help you choose one.
Don’t take a chance of becoming pregnant when you’re not ready. Schedule a birth control consultation with Nurture Women’s Health by phone or book online today.