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Birth Control

Physicians and Surgeons for Women

Obstetricians & Gynecology located in Springfield, OH

When choosing a birth control method, there are many factors to consider, from its effectiveness to how long it lasts. Physicians and Surgeons for Women are here to give you all the information and support you need to make the best birth control choices for you. Since opening their doors in 1976, the board-certified specialists have consistently invested in patient relationships and are ready to help you with all of your birth control needs for every stage of your life. Call the Springfield, Ohio, office today for an appointment.

Birth Control Q & A

What should I consider when choosing birth control?

Most women consider several factors when choosing a birth control method. Some things that you may want to consider include:

  • Duration: How long it lasts
  • Ease of use
  • Effectiveness
  • Ease of access
  • Side effects
  • How long it may take to get pregnant after discontinuing use

Every birth control method has its benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to speak frankly with your Physicians and Surgeons for Women provider about what you want, your plans, and their personalized recommendation for you.

What types of prescription birth control are available?

Physicians and Surgeons for Women offer a wide variety of prescription birth control options, including oral contraceptives. Two of the most popular birth control methods include:

Birth control implant

The Nexplanon® birth control implant is a matchstick-sized implant that goes under the skin of the upper arm. It is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

The Nexplanon implant releases hormones that stop egg release, thicken cervical mucus, and alters your uterine lining. All of these combine to prevent pregnancy for three years. You can get Nexplanon inserted during a short in-office procedure at Physicians and Surgeons for Women.

Birth control injection

The Depo-Provera birth control injection contains hormones that suppress ovulation and thicken cervical mucus. These injections are more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when you have them on time, every three months.

Just as with the birth control implant, you can get birth control injections in the office at the Physicians and Surgeons for Women’s office.

Your provider will discuss all birth control choices with you in detail. Do not be afraid to ask questions; Physicians and Surgeons for Women want you to have the most effective and convenient birth control for your lifestyle.

What if I do not get new birth control on time?

If you do not get your injections, implant replacement, or other types of birth control on time, you cannot rely on birth control for pregnancy prevention. Schedule your appointment well ahead of time and set an alarm so you do not forget when it is time for a new dose. 

If you are not able to come in for your birth control appointment on time, call the Physicians and Surgeons for Women’s office for advice. You will need to book an appointment as soon as possible, and you may need to use barrier birth control methods like condoms in the meantime.

Call Physicians and Surgeons for Women to arrange your birth control appointment.