When you choose a method of birth control, you should consider its effectiveness and the frequency with which you need to use it. At his office in Miami, Florida, OB/GYN specialist Peter Khamvongsa, FACOG, FACS, IF, can teach you about each available contraceptive and help you learn to use them effectively. For a contraception management consultation, call Dr. Khamvongsa’s office or book an appointment online today.
Contraception management refers to the prescription and usage guidance for various forms of birth control. When it comes to family planning, you have many options to choose from. The one that works best for you might not be the same as the option that works best for someone else.
Dr. Khamvongsa can help you choose the best form of contraception for yourself and your partner and teach you to use it effectively. You may need to try more than one method before you find a good fit.
Some forms of contraception are temporary and you can stop using them at any time if you decide to become pregnant. Others are permanent and you should only consider them if you’re certain that you don’t want any future pregnancies. Dr. Khamvongsa can even prescribe certain contraceptives, like hormonal contraceptives, to help you manage other conditions and symptoms.
There are many types of contraception available. Dr. Khamvongsa can teach you the proper use of each of them and can tell you about their effectiveness when you use them correctly. Your options may include:
If you’re considering permanent contraception, female sterilization and male sterilization are also options. Female sterilization involves sealing or blocking your fallopian tubes to prevent eggs and sperm from connecting.
Your preferred contraceptive method is personal to you and your partner. However, there are some possible complications that could lead you to consider changing your contraceptive method.
You should book an appointment to discuss different methods of contraception if you experience unwanted side effects from your contraceptive. Hormonal contraceptives like intrauterine devices, pills, and injections can cause various side effects like mood swings, headaches, and low libido. If they’re severe enough to affect your day-to-day life, it may be time to consider a nonhormonal method.
You should also consider changing your contraceptive of choice if you can’t remember to keep up on taking it. If you take birth control pills, for example, skipping a day or two could lead to an unintended pregnancy. Dr. Khamvongsa can help you explore other options that fit better with your schedule.
To discuss contraceptive options with an expert, book an appointment for contraceptive management by phone or online with Peter A Khamvongsa, FACOG, FACS, IF, today.