Many women ask what the best method of birth control is. There is no simple answer to that question. Choosing your method of birth control is a very important and very personal decision. In addition to lifestyle choices and personal preferences, your body is unique. Most birth control methods have some potential side effects. However, those side effects do not manifest uniformly, and sometimes they do not occur at all. Each woman reacts differently. Some of the most popular choices include:
: Birth control pills are safer than ever, with fewer risks and side effects than those in the past. Because there are many formulas, and the dosage can be adjusted, this is a highly customizable solution.
: Oral contraceptives occasionally cause dizziness, indigestion, weight gain, or other rare complications. These problems can usually be avoided by tailoring your prescription to your health.
: The Mirena intrauterine device provides long-lasting, yet reversible birth control. You don't need to do anything, making it quite convenient. This option also gives the peace of mind of knowing that there is no risk of forgetting your birth control.
: Problems with this treatment are very rare, and may include cramps or inflammation.
: The vaginal ring offers constant protection for three weeks, without surgical implantation.
: Some women experience irritation, and the medication in the ring has similar potential side effects to certain oral contraceptives.
: This is the most convenient option; just one simple procedure can end birth control worries forever.
: Complication or ill effects of the procedure are extremely rare. The greatest risk is regret. Only choose this option if you are certain that you will never want to become pregnant under any circumstances.
Dr. Jenkins will work with you to find the ideal solution for your health, convenience, and lifestyle. He will explain your options, including the unique benefits, disadvantages, and potential risks of each, helping you make an informed decision. Call our office, located in Katy, TX, at 855-346-8610 and schedule your consultation today.
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