Birth Control Methods & Options for Avoiding Pregnancy in St. Louis

Things to Consider when Choosing Your Contraception

Contraception allows women to prevent unintended pregnancy and plan the timing of their families. There a several different birth control options to choose from and it is important to find a type of contraception that complements your lifestyle and specific health needs.

Aspects to consider when choosing your contraceptive or birth control method include:

  • Effectiveness
  • Ease of use and user dependence
  • Reversibility
  • Effect on menstrual cycle
  • Medical contraindications

Common Forms of Contraception

Deciding on contraception or birth control methods can be difficult as there are many temporary and permanent methods to choose from. The most common forms of contraception include:

  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Transdermal patches
  • Vaginal rings
  • Injectable birth control
  • Implantable contraception (e.g. Nexplanon arm implant)
  • Intrauterine device options, such as progesterone containing IUDs (e.g. Mirena, Kyleena, Skyla, Liletta) or hormone-free copper IUDs (e.g. Paragard)
  • Tubal ligation surgical procedure (lasts permanently)

Our providers offer individualized contraceptive consultation services in order to help you decide which of these options makes the most sense for you.

Discover Birth Control Options at Consultants in Women’s Healthcare

Consultants in Women’s Healthcare has been a trusted consultant for women’s health and birth control methods in St. Louis for over 25 years. We understand that the decisions women are faced with regarding family planning and contraceptive methods are important and potentially life-changing, which is why our providers take additional care when discussing your options. If you are interested in learning more about avoiding pregnancy and the various contraception and birth control options, make an appointment with our providers at the Consultants in Women’s Healthcare’s in St. Louis.

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