With many different birth control options available, it’s important to go to a clinic with comprehensive knowledge and state-of-the-art technology. Desrene Brown, MD, and the team at Northwest Ohio OB-GYN, located in Bluffton, Ottawa, and Findlay, Ohio, can help you find the perfect option for you. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Birth control is a method to decrease your chances of pregnancy. Although there are many different options for birth control methods, abstinence is the only method that provides 100% protection from pregnancy and STDs.
A birth control pill is a daily pill that uses hormones to prevent you from ovulating, thus decreasing the chance you’ll get pregnant
Usually made out of latex, the male condom is placed over the penis before sex. Condoms have the benefit of providing protection from some STDs.
Whether it’s hormonal or made of copper, Dr. Brown places this small device inside your uterus, making it inhospitable to fertilized eggs.
You take this pill after sex when you fear the method of birth control you used before intercourse failed or if you didn’t use birth control at all.
Spermicide is foam, cream, or jelly that you apply inside your vagina before sexual intercourse to kill sperm. Due to possible irritation, this method can cause, you could become more likely to contract an STD.
You wear this patch on your body, and it releases the same hormones as the birth control pills to block pregnancy.
Before intercourse, you place this reusable plastic ring in your vagina where it releases pregnancy-preventing hormones.
This shot injected usually in the arm protects you from pregnancy for three months.
Dr. Brown places a little rod in your arm that releases the same hormones as the birth control shot.
This pouch goes inside the vagina before sex.
Other options include:
While there is a dizzying array of birth control options, Dr. Brown and her team can help you decide which is right for you.