Questions About Birth Control? Your Coral Springs Obgyn Can Help
At Lona Sasser Obstetrics & Gynecology, we offer gynecological and obstetric services to anyone seeking a caring, compassionate, and expert Coral Springs obgyn. Conveniently located on University Drive in Coral Springs, we would be happy to serve you in our comfortable and state-of-the-art office.
Read on to learn about some of your options for birth control. We would be happy to discuss each of these with you during your appointment. If you are looking for help with another matter,
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IUD Birth Control
Your gynecologist can help you determine if an IUD is the right birth control method for you. IUD stands for Intrauterine Device. It is a tiny device that is placed in your uterus and is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, making it one of the most effective birth control methods available. IUDs are made of either copper or plastic. Both types of IUDs prevent pregnancy by altering the movement of sperm cells to prevent them from the egg. IUDs last for several years, but are not permanent. Therefore, if you decide you are ready to get pregnant, your Coral Springs obgyn can quickly and easily remove your IUD. It is possible to get pregnant immediately after the IUD is removed.
Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills are hormone medicine that are to be taken every day to prevent pregnancy. If taken at the same time every day, the pill is a safe, affordable, and effective form of birth control. The hormones in birth control pills stop ovulation; without ovulation, there is no egg for sperm cells to fertilize, therefore preventing pregnancy. It is important to take the pill at the same time every day, or its effectiveness is reduced. The pill can also help you with other health conditions, such as irregular or painful periods, acne, PMS, and anemia (iron deficiency). Your Coral Springs obgyn can help you determine which type of birth control pill is best for you.
Birth Control Implant
A birth control implant is a matchstick-sized rod that your Coral Springs obgyn can insert into your arm to prevent pregnancy for up to 4 years. The implant releases hormones that thicken your cervical mucus (preventing sperm from reaching an egg), and prevent ovulation (so there is no egg to fertilize). The implant is 99% effective. Your doctor can remove the implant if you decide you want to get pregnant, and you will be able to get pregnant soon after.
Remember to Use Condoms
It is important to remember that none of the birth control methods listed above protect against STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Use condoms in combination with birth control to protect against both pregnancy and STIs. You can always come to your Coral Springs obgyn with questions! We are happy to help.
Your Coral Springs Obgyn is Here for You
Whatever services you are seeking — an annual Well Woman Visit, diagnosis and treatment of gynecological problems, HPV vaccinations, urogynecology, obstetrical care — you will be well taken care of. Here at Lona Sasser Obstetrics & Gynecology, our staff work together to provide you with a uniquely positive experience.
We are proud of our diverse staff of skilled doctors: Dr. Lona Sasser, Dr. Mary-Beatrice Squire, and Dr. Jose Berthe are all highly-rated for their excellence in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology.
Visit our Office Staff page to learn about each of them, and to watch video interviews with Dr. Sasser and Dr. Squire! If you are seeking a Coral Springs obgyn, any of our team members are great choices.
Sources for This Article:
All About Birth Control Methods, Planned Parenthood
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