What’s the best birth control for you? At Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness in Miami, Dr. Scott Dunkin and Dr. Eric Runyon provide a variety of contraceptive options to suit your needs and your lifestyle. Whether it’s the pill, the patch, the ring, or an implanted device, the practice offers women the options they need when it comes to taking charge of their reproductive health. Book a consultation online today or call the office to learn more.
Deciding on the best birth control method can be challenging. At Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, the physicians and staff support you in this decision and provide answers to your questions. There are several things to consider when it comes to contraception, including your lifestyle, sexual habits, age, and any pregnancy goals.
When choosing a birth control method, it’s important to be honest with yourself and realistic about how well you can adhere to proper usage. For example, remembering to take a pill every day or to use a diaphragm every time you have sex might be factors to consider.
If you tend to forget your daily pill or want a more stable, long-lasting birth control solution, Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness offers the following contraceptive options:
An intrauterine device (IUD), Paragard has been proven to be 99% effective. It's a T-shaped device made of plastic and copper and doesn't contain any hormones.
Paragard works by interfering with sperm movement and egg fertilization. Your physician implants the device during a short office visit, and Paragard can remain effective for up to 10 years.
Also an FDA-approved IUD, Mirena releases a hormone called levonorgestrel directly into your uterus. It can prevent pregnancy for up to five years by preventing sperm from fertilizing your egg.
Mirena is a small, T-shaped device that your physician inserts into your uterus, and it can also help to reduce heavy menstrual flow.
Skyla is another FDA-approved IUD that releases a hormone called progestin into your uterus slowly and continuously. Skyla is a small, T-shaped device that can prevent pregnancy for up to three years, and can be removed any time.
Like Mirena and Paragard, Skyla has been shown to be about 99% effective.
Nexplanon is a small, flexible device that is implanted on the inside of your arm. It releases the hormone progestin and prevents pregnancy for up to three years, with a 99% effectiveness rate.
Together, you and your physician will discuss the best option for you, taking into account your preferences, health history, and lifestyle. After you choose an option, you’ll have a follow-up appointment to make sure you’re happy with the method.
To get started today, call the office to book an appointment or schedule a consultation online.