Family planning with birth control allows you to control if and when you have children. At Sovereign Women's Healthcare in Roswell, Georgia, board-certified OB/GYN Sabrina Harrison, MD, PC, and her experienced team offer several birth control options, from short-acting to long-lasting, to best suit your needs. Schedule an appointment with Sovereign Women's Healthcare over the phone to learn more.
Birth control, or contraception, is a form of family planning designed to avoid pregnancy. It works to help prevent ovaries from releasing eggs, sperm from reaching the eggs, or fertilized egg implantation in your uterus.
Some forms of birth control are reversible, while others are permanent. The right choice for you depends on your health, preference, and lifestyle.
After reviewing your medical history and family plans, your Sovereign Women's Healthcare specialist reviews birth control options with you, which might include:
Barrier methods of birth control include using condoms, sponges, cervical caps, and diaphragms. You must remember to use these methods each time you have sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy, and they are among the least effective birth control options.
Short-acting birth control methods include birth control pills, patches, shots, and vaginal rings. You must remember to take this type of birth control every day or month. Dr. Harrison may offer you a birth control shot every three months to help you avoid getting pregnant.
Long-acting birth control methods work long term, as they can last 3-10 years. Examples include hormone implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs). They are reversible, and if you decide you’d like to become pregnant, Dr. Harrison can remove the device.
If you’re finished having children or don’t elect to be a parent, sterilization procedures are an option at Sovereign Women's Healthcare. Examples of permanent birth control for women include tubal occlusion or ligation and minimally invasive hysterectomies.
Dr. Harrison and her team let you know which type of birth control is right for you based on your health, preferences, and future goals. Some birth control options also help ease unpleasant gynecological conditions, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, cramping, and irregular periods.
If you decide you’re ready to have children, your practitioner helps you plan for a healthy pregnancy after you stop birth control.
Don’t take the risk of an unplanned pregnancy when simple birth control options are available at Sovereign Women's Healthcare. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.