Birth Control Specialist

Associates in Women's Health

Gynecologists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Cincinnati, OH

With such an array of contraceptives to choose from, it’s essential to consult with a medical provider so you can consider your options carefully. From pills and IUD’s to pellets and injections, it's important to take time to decide which birth control option is right for you and your lifestyle. The physicians at Associates in Women’s Health, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, offer a wide selection of effective birth control methods. Call or click ‘Book Online’ to schedule your visit today.

Birth Control Q & A

Associates in Women's Health

What is birth control?

Birth control is the method used to prevent pregnancy. There are several types of birth control, and each one differs concerning effectiveness. Some even have additional benefits aside from preventing pregnancy, such as reducing menstrual pain or protecting against sexually transmitted diseases.

What are the different types of birth control?

Your Associates in Women’s Health physicians offer multiple birth control options.

Intrauterine device (IUD)

IUD’s are small, t-shaped devices that a physician can place in your uterus during an office appointment. This form of contraception releases hormones that ultimately prevent sperm from ever reaching an egg. They are typically used as a longer-term birth control method, but can be removed at any time. While no birth control is guaranteed to be 100% effective, IUD’s prevent pregnancy over 99% of the time. Your physician can discuss any risks and benefits of each IUD option with you before you make your decision.

  • Skyla®: Skyla is a hormone-releasing IUD that protects against pregnancy for up to three years.
  • Liletta®: Liletta is a hormone-releasing IUD that protects against pregnancy for up to four years.
  • Mirena®: Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD that can prevent pregnancy for up to five years.  It also treats heavy menstruation.

ParaGard®

ParaGard is a hormone-free IUD that contains copper. It can prevent pregnancy for up to ten years.

Depro-Provera®

Depro-Provera is a contraceptive hormone-containing injection given once every three months.

Nexplanon®

Nexplanon is a hormone-releasing contraceptive. It is a tiny, thin flexible implant that goes just under the skin of your arm. It works for up to three years.

Essure®

Essure is a permanent birth control option that involves a special procedure to insert metal and fiber coils into your fallopian tubes. Scar tissue forms around the coils and blocks the tubes, effectively preventing sperm from reaching the egg.

Diaphragm

A diaphragm is a bendable cup that’s placed inside the vagina to cover the cervix during intercourse, acting as a barrier to block the sperm. It’s most effective if you use it with spermicide.

Birth control pill

The birth control pill is one of the most common forms of contraception that uses progestin and estrogen hormones.

Furthermore, there are also birth control patches, sponges, male and female condoms, and numerous other implants.

What are the benefits of birth control?

Birth control has several benefits beyond preventing pregnancy. Certain types have other advantages and are used for different purposes, including:

  • Treating acne
  • Reducing menstrual pain
  • Protecting against sexually transmitted diseases

Birth control can be used in some circumstances to treat medical conditions, including:

  • Anemia
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Meet with one of the experienced medical providers to discuss your options. Call Associates in Women’s Health or book online today.