With so many types of birth control available to women these days, trying to figure out which method works best for you can feel overwhelming. There are four main categories of birth control: 1) hormonal, which includes pills, patches, vaginal rings, etc.; 2) barrier, such as the classic latex condom; 3) intrauterine, which refers to small plastic devices inserted into the uterus by a doctor; and 4) emergency measures, like “morning after” pills, which are not intended to be used regularly as a primary birth control method. Deciding between these options should involve research on your part as well as a discussion with your gynecologist. Drilling down to the particular style and brand within a category that best fits you may involve some trial and error. It’s important to keep in mind that not every birth control method will work the same for every woman. Trust the team here at Suburban Women’s Health Care to help guide you through this process.
We offer many forms of birth control; some of these include: oral pills, Depo-Provera injections, NuvaRing, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Implanon. Below are links for more information regarding the different types of IUDs we offer.