Choosing the right family size and when to have your next child requires careful consideration by both partners. Each couple or individual woman needs exposure to the right information and guidance from qualified and dedicated practitioners. Suncoast Women’s Care features a board-certified team of women delivering state-of-the-art Women’s Care in Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. You may visit the practice for a fully personalized birth control plan.

Viable Options for Contraception

Birth control/ contraception is an individual choice to stop sperm from fertilizing your ova after unprotected sex. Some birth control options go the extra mile in ensuring that you are safe from unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

When considering the best birth control options, you should consider various options at your disposal to make the right choice. Your provider helps you understand various options and specifics of your health to determine the best contraception for your needs.

Birth Control Options

Contraceptive methods are classified into barrier methods, hormonal birth control, and natural birth control.

·       Hormonal birth control- Hormonal birth control entails medication rich in estrogen and progesterone to regulate ovulation and inhibit fertilization. Hormones are introduced into your body through external skin patches, hormonal injections, hormonal implant devices, and oral contraceptives. Options like intrauterine devices (IUDs) operate as a barrier and hormonal options.

·       Barrier methods- A barrier is best for preventing sperms from reaching the eggs. Your birth control options include a sponge, diaphragm, cervical cap, vaginal ring, intrauterine device (IUDs), and condoms. Condoms are best for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Vasectomy and tubal ligation are also classified under barrier methods.

·       Natural birth control- Natural birth control requires precision from both partners. Couples may practice abstinence, fertility awareness/ ovulation tracking, and pull-out methods. Natural methods are ideal for inhibiting pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections but may come short of barrier and hormonal contraception.

Choosing Ideal Birth Control Options

The gynecologist plays a vital role in helping you choose the best birth control option based on your lifestyle, test results, medical and family history. Your provider at Suncoast Women’s Care outlines various options and at your disposal addresses particular concerns and questions about contraception.

The Suncoast Women’s Care team focuses on individual health needs and family planning goals to help you control the family size.

Should I Consider an IUD?

An intrauterine device (IUD) is made of copper or plastic inserted into the uterus through your cervix. Fortunately, an IUD offers reversible protection for a period of five to ten years. The T-shaped device features a tiny string to confirm that it hasn’t dislodged and makes its removal easier if you choose to become pregnant.

Your provider considers your general health to determine your eligibility for a Paragard® or Mirena®. Conditions that may rule you out for the intrauterine devices include a history of cervical cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and frequent pelvic infections.

Other Services Offered at Suncoast Women’s Care

You may also visit the practice for:

§  MonaLisa touch

§  Obstetrics

§  Endometrial ablation

§  Hysterectomy

§  High-risk obstetrics

§  In-office hysteroscopy

§  Skin tightening

§  Body contouring

§  Vaginal revitalization

§  Hormone replacement

To discover more about your eligibility for the birth control options, contact Suncoast Women’s Care for immediate medical assistance.