Women can choose birth control to best fit their needs while maximizing safety. Beyond being effective contraceptives, birth control works in other ways to improve women’s health. Dr. Brandon M. Lingenfelter of Brandon M. Lingenfelter, DO, PhD in Princeton, West Virginia is knowledgeable about all forms of birth control and can help you choose an option that’s right for you.
Simply put birth control is a method of preventing pregnancy. This can be done in a variety of ways ranging from condoms and diaphragms, pills, patches, injections, vaginal rings, and intrauterine devices(IUD) to complete sterilization.
Side effects during the use of birth control are common but will usually go away within a 1-3 months. Some common side effects are:
Birth control can be split into 3 categories in terms of time: short term, long term, and permanent. Dr. Lingenfelter will discuss what method of birth control will be best for you based on your lifestyle and other health factors. The most common form of short-acting birth control is the pill. The pill is taken every to help regulate hormone and prevent the movement of eggs.
Dr. Lingenfelter can help you decide which is birth control is right for you based on health factors, sexual activity, partners, and desire to become pregnant. Some long term options to consider are:
If you have no desire to have children, a couple forms of birth control to use are:
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