Women’s OBGYN provide many services to women in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA, including birth control management. These specialized physicians focus on women’s health, which often includes tests, wellness visits, and yes, even birth control. But, with many options of birth control on the market, women often don’t know what will work best for them. Your women’s OBGYN can help determine the best birth control method for you and provide care to ensure it’s doing what you need it to.
Women go on birth control for many reasons
There are many reasons women may ask their women’s OBGYN about going on birth control. One of the most well-known reasons, and perhaps most common, is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Though no form of birth control is 100 percent effective, taking birth control can greatly reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
But, preventing pregnancy isn’t the only reason women’s OBGYN may prescribe birth control. Some women have heavy, painful periods. Birth control can help lighten these periods and ease PMS symptoms. For women who have irregular periods, birth control can help regulate them. Others still use birth control to prevent or control acne that is caused by hormones.
There are many types of birth control available
There are many types of birth control available to women. One of the most common forms of birth control is a pill. You take these daily, at the same time, with a week off for your period. Other types of birth control are shots and IUDs.
Your doctor will determine the best option for you
You and your women’s OBGYN will work to determine what type of birth control will be best for you. Your women’s OBGYN will perform and examination and discuss why you want to go on birth control before prescribing it. For example, if you often forget to take medications, pills may not be the best option.
Don’t forget to practice safe sex
It is important to note that birth control does not protect against STDs and STIs, so using a condom and practicing safe sex are still important. Your women’s OBGYN will be happy to answer any questions you have or assist you if you are concerned you’ve been exposed to an STD or STI.
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women who would like to learn more about their birth control options, or get on it, should contact Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our team of physicians will be happy to find the best option for you. Contact our office today to make your appointment.