If your goal is to avoid pregnancy, but you aren’t sure where to start, we can help you choose the best form of contraception for your needs. Each birth control method affects women differently. Some might not mix well with other medications or put a woman at a higher risk for a side effect. We can talk through what you think might work, what has worked in the past, and new options that might be better.
Several factors impact what option is best for you:
- Marital status
- Overall health
- Work required to manage birth control
Women who are looking for long-term contraception often prefer an IUD or implant so they don’t have to bother thinking about preventing pregnancy. Those who may want to try for a baby in
the next couple years or want to quickly be able to switch between birth control methods tend to favor “the pill”.
The birth control pill is available in several forms, including estrogen, progesterone, and a combination. What Dr. Longoria deems best for you will depend exactly what your needs are.
Another favorite of women is the NuvaRing. This birth control method relies on a vaginal insert that’s changed on a monthly basis. It affords the flexibility of the pill, yet offers the convenience of an implant or IUD (although it is removed each month).