Choosing the Best Type of Birth Control for You

Choosing the Best Type of Birth Control for You

Modern medicine includes numerous birth control options to fit every need and lifestyle. But this means choosing the best one for you can be confusing. Here at the Center for Women's Health - Mid-Atlantic Women's Care in Newport News, Virginia, Cheri Coyle, MD, and our talented team can help you navigate the process of choosing the best birth control option for you. 

Here are a few things to consider to help you make an informed decision when choosing birth control.

There is a range of options

Birth control options prevent unwanted pregnancy. Each method works differently, so you should choose a birth control method that best meets your needs. Many birth control options are effective up to 90% of the time or more, including:

These methods offer a considerable amount of protection for preventing pregnancy. However, there are other concerns to take into account when choosing the best method for you. 

Easy-to-use options

Many patients don’t want the hassle of keeping up with a schedule, dealing with daily pills, or remembering to use on-the-spot protection, such as condoms or diaphragms. Plus, any element of human involvement increases the risk of errors. We offer birth control options that you don’t have to think about, like:

The IUD requires the least amount of maintenance on your part. Your practitioner implants the device inside your uterus, and you’ll be protected for three to 12 years, depending on the type of IUD you choose.

Hormonal or barrier options

Many of the most effective birth control options regulate your hormones to prevent ovulation. If interfering with your metabolic systems poses problems or is something you would rather avoid, our team can recommend barrier options like a copper IUD, a diaphragm, or condoms. These options work by preventing sperm from reaching and fertilizing your eggs.

Abstinence, the withdrawal method, and fertility planning are also viable birth control methods that don’t affect your hormones. 

A permanent solution

Tubal ligation is a permanent solution to having children if you don’t wish to have any or are through building your family. This procedure blocks your eggs from passing through your fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. This option is permanent, so it’s a decision that should be considered carefully.

See a birth control specialist in Newport News 

Choosing a birth control option is a very personal decision. Our team at the Center for Women's Health - Mid-Atlantic Women's Care can arm you with all the information you need to make the best choice for your goals and lifestyle. Contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation to discuss this all-important matter for your health and life.

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