Christopher K Quinsey, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Lake Mary, FL
Choosing the best birth control isn’t always easy nowadays because there are just so many options. That’s why it’s so important to have expert guidance from dedicated medical professionals like those offered by Christopher K Quinsey, MD, in Lake Mary, Florida. Serving patients across Central Florida, Dr. Quinsey offers a variety of birth control options, so you can choose the right contraceptive method for you. To learn more about all the birth control options available to you, call Christopher K Quinsey, MD, or schedule an appointment online now.
Birth Control Q & A
What factors should I consider when choosing a birth control method?
The right birth control really depends on your specific needs. Dr. Quinsey will discuss several factors with you to help you find the best option. Factors to consider include:
- Required maintenance
- Potential side effects
- Convenience to use
- Ease of use
- How long it will be needed
If you plan to have a baby or expand your family in the future, you'll also consider how soon you can try to conceive after discontinuing each birth control method. Dr. Quinsey will helps you take all of these factors into account so you can make the right decision.
What hormone birth control options are available?
Common hormonal birth control methods include:
Oral contraceptives, or birth control pills, are pills that you take daily to prevent pregnancy. Most birth control pills contain the hormones estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation.
Birth control shot
The birth control shot, known as Depo Provera, is an injection that is administered in your upper arm or buttock once every three months.
Birth control patch
A birth control patch is a thin patch that you wear on your skin. It releases hormones that prevent pregnancy and can be worn for a week at a time for three three weeks.
The vaginal ring formally known as the Nuvaring, is a small, flexible plastic ring that you insert into your upper vagina. The ring releases hormones that inhibit ovulation. If you choose the vaginal ring, you’ll wear it for 21 days and take it out for seven days.
Intrauterine device (IUD)
An IUD is a T-shaped device that Dr. Quinsey inserts into your uterus to prevent pregnancy for several years. There are many types of IUDs,some contain hormones, while others do not.
Birth control implant
The NEXPLANON® implant is a small rod that Dr. Quinsey inserts into your arm to prevent pregnancy for up to three years.
The only types of contraception to protect against STDs, in addition to preventing pregnancy, are the male condom and the female condom, which provide a thin barrier of protection.
To learn more about all your birth control options, call Dr. Quinsey's office, or schedule an appointment online today.