Kew Gardens OBGYN

Birth Control

BIRTH CONTROL OPTIONS

There are several different contraception options available ranging from a daily pill to medical procedures that permanently prevent pregnancy. Our focus is to help you decide which method will best fit your lifestyle and comfort level.
We offer the best and most comprehensive range of birth control options in the NYC metropolitan area and consider with you many factors in order to help you make the choice that is right for you.

Birth Control Pill

When taken as directed, the birth control pill effectively reduces the chance of pregnancy by up to 99.9%. However, the pill is not the right choice for everyone and cannot protect against sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs).
There are many factors that should be considered before deciding if the pill is right for you, including overall health, age, frequency of sexual intercourse, number of sexual partners and whether you desire to have children in the future.

Diaphragm

The diaphragm is an attractive birth control alternative for women who are looking to avoid the hormonal impact of injections or oral contraceptives. When properly fitted and used appropriately, they are approximately 90% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, they do not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They do not require a prescription but must be customized for each woman and checked by a healthcare provider every year.

IUD

IUD birth control is one of the most effective, low-maintenance forms of contraception. The devices themselves are small T-shapes that are inserted into the uterus by a health care professional and can remain in place for many years. If pregnancy is desired while on an IUD, the device can easily be removed to try to get pregnant right away.

Birth Control Implants

Birth control implants are devices that go under the skin. A hormone is released that prevents pregnancy.

Depo-Provera Injection

The Depo-Provera Birth Control shot is a safe injection that a doctor gives you in the arm or buttocks. Each shot works for up to 12 to 14 weeks. It’s made of a hormone like progesterone. Many people use the shot with no side effects at all.

Tubal Ligation

A surgical procedure (over 99% effective) that can be done in one day surgery with a laparoscope that can offer you the serenity of knowing that you don’t ever have to worry about birth control again.

Please don’t hesitate to call the office for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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