Our Favorite Birth Control Methods

Contraception puts you in control over when — and if — you decide to get pregnant. From daily pills to long-acting implants, you have lots of different birth control options, and every option has its benefits.

Finding the right birth control method for you depends on your health, lifestyle, and family planning goals. Choosing between all of the options can get overwhelming, but at Solace Women’s Care, we’re here to help.

Farly Sejour, MD, Natalie Gould, WHNP-BC, and our team specialize in contraception and family planning. Schedule your birth control consultation with us to learn more about your options and decide what’s right for your body.

Your birth control consultation

Dr. Sejour and our team offer contraception consultations in addition to your well-woman care. At your appointment, we review your medical history and talk with you about your goals for family planning. 

Come prepared to share your health history, including any previous pregnancies or gynecologic health issues. We may ask questions about your sexual habits and future goals, including:

At your appointment, don’t hesitate to ask questions. We can discuss the benefits and possible side effects of each option, so you can make an informed decision about your health care.

Choosing the right birth control method for you

Birth control works by interfering with fertilization. Hormonal methods prevent unintended pregnancy by stopping ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, thinning your uterine lining, or a combination, while barrier methods block sperm from reaching eggs.

Some of the most popular hormonal birth control options include oral pills, skin patches, injections, and intrauterine devices (IUDs). A few examples of barrier or non-hormonal methods include condoms, diaphragms, and hormone-free IUDs.

At Solace Women’s Care, IUDs are a consistent favorite among women of all ages because they’re low maintenance and they last for years. We offer both hormonal and hormone-free IUDs, and we can help you choose the best option for you. 

Mirena® IUD

Mirena® is a hormonal IUD that’s FDA-approved to prevent pregnancy for up to six years. If you choose Mirena, the doctor inserts the flexible, T-shaped device into your uterus in a simple in-office procedure.

The IUD releases hormones to prevent pregnancy, and it’s over 99% effective. It can also treat heavy menstrual periods. If you decide you want to get pregnant, we can remove your IUD at any time.

Paragard® IUD

Paragard® is a hormone-free IUD that’s FDA-approved to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. It’s similar to hormonal IUDs in that it’s T-shaped and it sits in your uterus, but instead of releasing hormones to prevent pregnancy, Paragard uses copper.

Paragard is over 99% effective. The copper coil on the IUD repels sperm and makes fertilization unlikely, and it can be a great option for women who can’t or don’t want to use hormonal birth control. 

Choosing the right birth control is personal, but you don’t have to do it alone. Trust our experts to help you find a solution that fits your needs. Call us at 936-441-7100 to schedule your birth control consultation, or send us a message online.

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