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Birth Control Specialist

Center for Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in the areas of Sugar Land, TX & Richmond, TX

There are many different forms of birth control available, and your choice depends on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and health needs. At the Center for Women’s Health, the skilled providers offer counseling to help you find the birth control that’s right for you, whether that’s oral contraceptives, hormonal injections, intrauterine devices, or a permanent method such as tubal ligation. Make an appointment by calling any of their offices in Sugar Land or Richmond, Texas, or book one online for help in making an informed contraception decision.

Birth Control Q & A

What questions should I ask when deciding on birth control?

Each form of contraception has a different level of efficacy, but this is not the only factor you weigh when deciding on the right method for you. Ask yourself:

  • When are you planning to have a family, if at all?
  • What is comfortable for you and your partner?
  • How frequently do you have sex? Do you have multiple partners? 
  • Do you want an easily reversible method?

Certain birth control pills may also offer additional benefits, such as lighter bleeding and less cramping during your periods. Your practitioner at the Center for Women’s Health helps you answer each of these questions to determine the best birth control option.

What are my options for birth control?

Contraception comes in many forms and usually falls into one of the following categories:

  • Sterilization, such as tubal ligation and Essure® tubal occlusion
  • Hormonal methods, including the pill and the patch, which block ovulation or change the lining of your uterus and cervical mucus so they are hostile to sperm
  • IUDs, which are devices implanted into your uterus that contain copper or hormones to prevent pregnancy
  • A barrier method, such as condoms, the sponge, and the diaphragm
  • Natural family planning, such as cycle monitoring, where you avoid intercourse on fertile days

Your lifestyle, sexual habits, and desire for convenience dictate which of these methods most appeal to you. 

Does birth control offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases?

Male and female condoms are the only forms of birth control that offer some level of protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

However, condoms are not as reliable as other methods of contraception in preventing pregnancy. So, if you have multiple partners, it is best to use dual contraception: a condom to keep you safe from STDs and an IUD, pill, or another method to prevent pregnancy.

For a compassionate provider who can lead you through the decision of the right birth control for you, call one of the three locations for the Center for Women’s Health or make an appointment online today.