Contraception

Contraception

Contraceptive Options in Denver

Contraception, or birth control, is a vast field of ever-increasing options. Some methods only need to be used when you’re having sex, some are permanent and others fall somewhere in the middle. Contraception can be used for more than just preventing pregnancy, too. Some forms of birth control can regulate or lessen the severity of menstrual periods and treat medical conditions.

At Mile High OB/GYN, our physicians’ priority is providing the best options for your health. We can give you the information you need to make an educated decision about your birth control method, and we will support you in making the decision that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

Reversible Contraception Options

Reversible contraception options are forms of birth control you can remove or stop taking at any point. Aside from condoms and spermicide, these contraceptive options are designed for female-bodied people. Your options include:

  • Birth control pills: When taken correctly, daily birth control pills are an effective contraception method.
  • Intrauterine devices, or IUDs: IUDs can protect against pregnancy for up to 12 years. Your doctor will insert the device into your uterus and monitor it over time until removal. There are hormonal and nonhormonal IUDs.
  • Liletta: This form of hormonal IUD lasts for six years.
  • Nexplanon: Similar to an IUD, your doctor inserts this contraception in your arm. It is effective for up to three years. It may cause irregular or lost periods. 
  • NuvaRing: This female contraceptive option is a self-applied vaginal ring. You insert it, leave it for three weeks and take it out for one week before starting a new cycle. 

Permanent Contraception Options

If you’re looking for long-term contraception, there are procedures designed for male and female bodies. Although some are reversible, others are truly permanent and only for people who are sure they never want to have children or those who cannot have children and need a long-term solution to stay safe. 

Permanent birth control methods include:

  • Essure, or tubal occlusion: In this nonhormonal procedure, the physician places inserts in the fallopian tubes, forming a barrier against sperm and eventually closing the fallopian tubes.
  • Tubal ligation: In this surgical procedure, the doctor cuts the fallopian tubes and ties them off to prevent eggs from traveling through them.
  • Vasectomy: In this procedure for male bodies, a doctor cuts and ties off sperm ducts to prevent sperm cells from reaching semen.

Visit Mile High OB/GYN for Contraception in Denver

Make a doctor’s appointment for contraception information at Mile High OB/GYN to discuss your options. Call one of our offices to get started or book your appointment online today.

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