How your OBGYN doctors in Bloomington, IL, can help you with birth control options
You want to have a baby, eventually. If you don’t want to get pregnant in the near future, you need contraception that is effective, and fits in with your lifestyle. Your OBGYN doctor can help you choose the right birth control option. Drs. Dele Ogunleye, Lisa Emm, and Angela Baja at Advanced Women’s Healthcare in Bloomington, IL, provide a wide range of women’s health services, including contraception options.
One of the most important services your OBGYN doctor provides is contraception. There are several types of contraception available, including:
Birth Control Pills, which are convenient, portable, and effective. They work by releasing hormones to prevent pregnancy.
Contraceptive Skin Patches, which are easy to use and don’t require remembering to take a pill. They release hormones gradually and consistently to prevent pregnancy.
Vaginal Rings, which are portable and are inserted into your vagina. They release hormones when inserted, to prevent pregnancy.
Birth Control Injections, which are administered at 3-to-6-month intervals. They release hormones gradually to prevent pregnancy.
Birth Control Implants, which are small, rod-like devices that release hormones to prevent pregnancy. An implant is placed into your upper arm and can be effective for up to 3 years.
Intrauterine Devices, commonly known as IUDs, which either contain hormones or copper; the IUD is placed inside your uterus and can be effective for up to 3 to 5 years if it contains hormones, and up to 10 years if it contains copper.
Other common birth control methods include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, sponges, and spermicide. Condoms protect against pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases.
When you are selecting a birth control method, don’t make the choice alone. Your OBGYN doctor can help you choose effective, convenient contraception.
To learn more about contraception options available, talk with the experts. Call Drs. Dele Ogunleye, Lisa Emm, and Angela Baja at Advanced Women’s Healthcare in Bloomington, IL. You can reach them in the office by calling (309) 808-3068, so call now.