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Contraception Specialist

Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA

Board Certified OBGYNs & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Frisco, TX

If you’re sexually active but don’t want to get pregnant, you can turn to the highly trained, board-certified OBGYN and advanced nurse practitioners at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, in Frisco, Texas. They offer short-acting, long-acting, and permanent methods of contraception to aid in family planning and give you peace of mind. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.

Contraception Q & A

What is contraception?

Contraception, or birth control, is a method used to prevent pregnancy when you’re sexually active. It can prevent sperm from reaching your eggs or prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs. Numerous forms of birth control are available at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA. The expert team helps you find a solution that’s right for you.

What are the different types of contraception?

Some of the many contraception options available at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, include:

Barrier methods

Barrier methods help prevent sperm from reaching your eggs. Examples include diaphragms, condoms, sponges, and cervical caps.

Oral contraceptives

Routinely taking oral birth control pills, also known as oral contraceptives, can significantly reduce your risk of becoming pregnant when sexually active. They work by releasing certain hormones into your body.

Intrauterine devices (IUDs)

Your OBGYN specialist can implant copper or hormonal IUDs into your uterus to help prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. Your provider can remove the IUD if you change your mind and would like to become pregnant.

Shots

Receiving birth control shots every few months is another convenient, effective way to prevent pregnancy when you’re sexually active. 

Implants

Your Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA provider can place a tiny implant beneath the skin in your upper arm. It works by releasing hormones into your body that can prevent pregnancy for several years.

Patches

Birth control patches are another type of contraception that can prevent pregnancy. Simply place a patch on your skin and replace it every week as instructed by your OBGYN specialist. 

Sterilization

Sterilization is a permanent birth control that consists of minimally invasive procedures. Examples include tubal occlusion, tubal ligation, and hysterectomy. You might be a good candidate for sterilization if you don’t want to get pregnant at any time in the future.

Which type of contraception is right for me?

Expert providers at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and preferences to determine which type of contraception is right for you. They also complete a physical exam and review the pros and cons of each type of contraception.

If you’d like to learn more about contraception options at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, call the office or book an appointment online today.