Birth Control

Advanced Urogynecology -  - Urogynecologist

Advanced Urogynecology

Urogynecologists located in Maitland, FL

Choosing a birth control method is an important and very personal decision. As a leading provider of gynecologic services in and around Maitland, FL, Dr. Kristin M. Jackson helps women at Advanced Urogynecology understand their options so they can make informed and confident decisions about their preferred contraceptive method.

Birth Control Q & A

What kinds of birth control are available?

Today, women have several options when it comes to contraception. Popular options include birth control pills, birth control patches, vaginal rings, arm implants, and IUDs (intrauterine devices). Tubal ligation and Essure® sterilization offer more permanent options.

How can I tell which type of birth control is the best one for me?

Choosing a type of birth control is a very important and highly personal decision based largely on personal preferences and lifestyle. There are many factors that may go into this decision, and what is right for one person may not be right for another. The best way to know which type is the most ideal option for you is to schedule an office visit and review with your doctor the pros and cons of each type of birth control, to determine which you think will work best for you.

How is an IUD used?

An IUD is a form of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC). It is not permanent, but once inserted it remains effective for years, without the user needing to remember to take any regular action. IUDs are inserted during an office visit with a doctor. Your visit will begin in much the same way as a pelvic exam. Using a speculum to visualize the cervix, the IUD is inserted into the uterus. When needed, the doctor may choose to use a numbing agent; this can be used to avoid potential discomfort during insertion. IUDs are shaped like capital “Ts” with the shorter top portion serving as an anchor inside the uterus. IUDs are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy, but do not provide protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Rare side effects of IUDs include the IUD being pushed out of the uterus or pushing through the wall of the uterus (perforation). Careful follow-up will help to minimize these risks.

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