Birth Control Options
Permanent Birth Control
Is your family complete or are you unhappy with your current birth control? Sterilization is an elective procedure. This means that it is your choice whether or not to have it done. We offer two methods of permanent birth control.
The traditional sterilization method is Laparoscopic Bilateral Tubal Ligation. For laparoscopy, the doctor uses a device like a small telescope called a laparoscope to look at the pelvic organs and identify the fallopian tubes so they can be blocked or cut. This prevents pregnancy. This is done as an outpatient under general anesthesia. The recovery is pretty quick. This method is effective with fewer than 1 per 100 (more than 99% effective) women becoming pregnant after this procedure. For more information ask your provider.
We also offer a minimally invasive and effective method of permanent birth control known as *Essure. Unlike other methods of permanent birth control, this non-invasive method does not require cutting, or general anesthesia and typically can be completed within 30 minutes. Generally, you can return to work within 24 to 48 hours of your procedure. This method is 99.8% effective. If you would like to learn more, click here> http://www.essure.com
The intrauterine device (IUD) is a type of birth control. It is a small, plastic device that is inserted and left inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Although there have been several types of IUDs, currently five are available in the United States: the 4 hormonal IUDs and the copper IUD. We offer three of these IUDs in the office. The hormonal IUDs (*Mirena) and (*Kyleena) must be replaced every 5 years. The copper IUD (*Paragard) can remain in your body for as long as 10 years. As soon as the IUD is removed, it no longer protects against pregnancy. IUDs can be inserted in the office, during your menses or right after your menses. If you are interested in an IUD, you should discuss this with your medical provider.
To learn more about the *Paragard IUD, click here> http://www.paragard.com/
To learn more about the *Mirena IUD, click here> http://www.mirena-us.com/index.jsp
To learn more about the *Kyleena IUD, click here> https://www.kyleena-us.com
*Nexplanon is an implantable birth control option that prevents pregnancy for 3 years. It is more than 99% effective. It prevents pregnancy by stopping release of the egg, and it thickens the cervical mucus preventing fertilization. It is placed in the office by a trained medical provider. If you would like to learn more, click here> http://www.nexplanon-usa.com