If you’re sexually active but want to avoid pregnancy, William Mazzei, MD, Vanessa Martin, ARNP, and their experienced team are here for you at Family Medicine of Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Florida. They offer short-acting and long-acting birth control options that match your preferences and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment with Family Medicine of Boca Raton by phone or online today.
Birth control is a treatment that helps prevent pregnancy when you’re sexually active. Abstinence and certain surgical procedures are some of the few surefire ways to prevent pregnancy, but other forms of birth control can significantly reduce your risk. The treatment works by keeping sperm from reaching your eggs or preventing your ovaries from releasing eggs.
Various forms of birth control are available at Family Medicine of Boca Raton to fit your personalized needs. Examples include:
Taking birth control pills is a simple way to prevent pregnancy. However, you must remember to take the pills daily or monthly.
Birth control patches are patches you can place directly on your skin for pregnancy prevention. You must remember to replace the patches every week.
Birth control shots are also effective for pregnancy prevention. You can receive birth control shots, or injections, from your Family Medicine of Boca Raton provider about every three months.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are tiny devices your Family Medicine of Boca Raton specialist implants into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs can stay in your uterus for several years. Your practitioner removes them if you’d like to become pregnant.
Your women’s health specialist can place small implants just beneath your skin to prevent pregnancy. Birth control implants can last several years, and your doctor removes them when you’d like to get pregnant or try another form of birth control.
If you’d like to avoid becoming pregnant indefinitely, consider permanent sterilization. Your Family Medicine of Boca Raton provider can refer out to a specialist for a vasectomy, hysterectomy, or tubal ligation (having your tubes tied).
To find out which birth control option best matches your needs, your provider reviews your medical history and asks questions about your lifestyle and preferences. They complete a physical exam and may use diagnostic tests to make sure your desired birth control method is safe for you.
Don’t take a chance of becoming pregnant if you’re not ready. Schedule a birth control consultation with Family Medicine of Boca Raton over the phone or online today.