There are several different types of contraception available to women. Common methods include:
Two medications that are widely used for contraception are birth control pills and Mirena IUD's.
Sterilization procedures include laparoscopic sterilizations and Essure sterilizations. Because these are intended to be a permanent form of birth control, they’re only used when a woman is sure she doesn’t want to have children in the future.
Intrauterine devices are small devices that an OB/GYN inserts into the uterus. They provide long-term, but not permanent, birth control.
IUDs fall into two categories: copper IUDs and non-copper ones. Copper IUDs release copper into the uterus. Copper is a natural spermicide, and the released copper kills sperm before they reach the woman’s egg. Non-copper IUDs release a hormone called progestin. Progestin makes the mucus around the cervix thicken so that sperm can’t get beyond the cervix.
One widely used copper IUD is Paragard. Non-copper brands include Skyla and Mirena.
IUDs and birth control medications are both effective forms of contraception that don’t interfere with intercourse. Which is preferable for a particular woman depends on whether she has any medical conditions and her own preferences. Women who want to explore both these contraceptive options should discuss them with an OB/GYN who can explain each in greater detail.
All women who are sexually active and want to avoid a potential pregnancy should make an appointment to speak with a doctor about the contraceptive methods that are available. Women who aren’t yet sexually active but may become sexually active in the near future may also want to talk with a physician.
At North Pointe OB/GYN, we accept 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 here.
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