With the wealth of effective contraception methods available today, family planning is easier than ever before. Board-certified OB/GYN Stanley Niznikiewicz, MD, FACOG, offers various forms of contraception, including birth control pills and depo shots, at his practice locations in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn and Harrison, New York. To learn how you can safely prevent pregnancy, call or book an appointment online today.
Also called birth control, contraception refers to any method, medication, or device that prevents pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and don’t want to get pregnant, contraception is right for you.
There are many different birth control options out there. Dr. Niznikiewicz offers a variety of convenient, effective, and easy-to-use methods of contraception, including:
These include methods you need to use on a routine schedule, like every day or month. Examples include the birth control pill, vaginal ring, and depo shot. You need to take a pill every day, insert a new ring once a month, and remember to visit Dr. Niznikiewicz for a shot every three months.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the Nexplanon® implant. These methods are the most effective and easiest-to-use types of birth control.
Once Dr. Niznikiewicz inserts an IUD or implant, you don’t need to do anything else. These methods are more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for 3-10 years, depending on the type.
Condoms are easy to obtain without a prescription, but they’re not as effective as birth control methods you can get from Dr. Niznikiewicz. Condoms are about 85% effective at preventing pregnancy.
However, latex condoms are the only type of contraception that protects you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). To prevent STDs, you must use a latex condom every time you have sex.
When it comes to birth control, there’s no single best choice for all women. Dr. Niznikiewicz helps you choose the right type of contraception based on factors such as:
You may need to try multiple methods of birth control before you find the best fit for you. Some types of birth control, like the Mirena® IUD, are also helpful at relieving common women’s health problems, including pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.
To learn more about contraception, call the office of Stanley Niznikiewicz, MD, FACOG, or book an appointment online today.