The type of contraception you use is a very individual and personal decision. No one method is right for every woman and OB/GYN Patricia Nevils, MD, of Vibrant Woman Health Center understands this. She helps women in and around Lafayette, Louisiana, make an informed decision for the right birth control, offering prescriptions and implantations. Call the office or book an appointment online today for compassionate contraception services.
The effectiveness of the method of contraception you choose is important, but not the only factor to weigh. Consider the other following factors when weighing your options:
Certain birth control pills may also offer additional benefits, such as lighter bleeding and less cramping during your periods. Dr. Nevils shares with you the pros and cons of each method to help you make a decision.
Contraception comes in many forms. They usually fall into one of the following categories:
Your moral beliefs, lifestyle, sexual habits, and desire for convenience dictate which of these methods most appeal to you. For example, you may prefer an IUD that’s inserted and protects you for up to 10 years rather than having to take a pill every day.
The only method that offers protection against sexually transmitted diseases is male condoms and female contraceptive options. If you or your partner have multiple partners, wear a condom along with a more reliable form of contraception (such as the pill) to prevent pregnancy and STDs. Condoms are only about 85% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Barrier methods and natural family planning tend to be the least reliable in preventing pregnancy, while IUDs, implants (such as Nexplanon®), and sterilization are very effective.
The pill, ring, and patch are up to 99% effective when used consistently and correctly.
Dr. Nevils guides you in making important contraceptive choices with compassion and expertise. Call Vibrant Woman Health Center or book online.