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Birth Control 101: Which method is the best for you?

Birth Control 101: Which method is the best for you?
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One of the tenets of Reproductive Health is the right to be able to plan one’s family and the spacing of children by making informed choices regarding birth control methods. There are actually a number of birth control options available; so making the right choice based on your needs is essential for optimal family planning. Here are some of the most popular methods you can choose from:

IUD – Also known as an Intrauterine Device, this “T”- shaped tool provides long-term, effective, and reversible birth control. Some IUDs use the hormone Progestin to prevent fertilization; while some are wrapped in a bit of copper. Both types interfere with the movement of the sperm cells so that they can’t get to an egg cell.

Birth Control Shot – Also called the “depo shot”; it is an injection that you get every 3 months. Safe and convenient; it makes your cervical mucus thicker and contains Progestin that can prevent ovulation. If taken at the proper schedule, it can be very effective.

Birth Control Implants – Birth Control Implants are very low-maintenance. They are tiny, thin rods that are more or less matchstick size; and they release hormones that keep you from getting pregnant. When inserted into your arm, it can protect you for up to 5 years.

Tubal Ligation – Tubal Ligation is a surgical procedure that permanently prevents pregnancy. The procedure permanently closes or blocks your fallopian tubes. You have to be sure that you don’t want any children for the rest of your life if you choose to undergo this procedure.

Parkmed NYC offers Birth Control and Family Planning options that fit your needs and your lifestyle. Our Birth Control options include Emergency Contraception such as Plan B (The Morning After Pill), Monthly Contraception (Birth Control Pills and NuvaRing), Injectable Contraception (Depo-Provera), Long Lasting Reversible Contraception (Nexplanon, Paraguard IUD and Mirena IUD) and Permanent Sterilization (Essure and Tubal Ligation). Call us up at 212-686-6066 or contact us online for inquiries about our other services or for more information.

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