Family planning is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Eve Medical of Miami in Miami, Florida, helps with providing information on all types of birth control. Your options include birth control pills, hormonal skin patch, vaginal ring, birth control shot, and long-acting contraception. A board-certified doctor is available to answer all of your questions. Call today or book a consultation online.
Choosing a birth control method is a personal decision. You want to consider:
Your provider also may recommend certain options based on your health. They help you to navigate your choices to pick the method that’s best for you.
When it comes to birth control, you have a variety of alternatives. These include:
Condoms are made of latex and are a good option to prevent pregnancy and many sexually transmitted diseases. They’re about 92% effective in preventing pregnancy if used consistently.
Pills contain either estrogen and progestin or just progestin — what’s known as the mini pill. Pills are taken daily and around 92-95% effective at pregnancy prevention.
The patch is a thin plastic square worn on your upper arm, stomach, buttocks, or back that delivers hormones to prevent pregnancy. Its effectiveness rate is 91%.
A small, flexible, plastic ring worn in your vagina for three weeks at a time. The ring releases hormones to prevent pregnancy and is 91% effective.
Depo-Provera® is an injection of the hormone progestin administered every three months to prevent pregnancy. The shot is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
An IUD is a T-shaped device inserted in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. IUDs can be hormonal or nonhormonal, as with a copper IUD. An IUD is better at preventing pregnancy than condoms, the pill, patch, ring, and shot, and is nearly 100% effective.
As you consider your options, consider whether you need a method that also offers protection against STDs too.
The team at Eve Medical of Miami also provides information on permanent methods. The practice has a board-certified doctor on staff who is happy to discuss your birth control choices during your appointment.
If you’re ready to explore your birth control alternative, call today or book a consultation online.