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Birth Control Specialist

Contemporary Women's Care

OB/GYNs located in Winter Park, FL & Orlando, FL

If you’re sexually active and want to prevent pregnancy, the women’s health experts at Contemporary Women’s Care offer a broad array of birth control and contraception options that are both safe and effective. For a birth control consultation, call one of the offices in Winter Park or Lake Nona, Florida, or book an appointment online.

Birth Control Q & A

What are the forms of birth control?

There are many forms of birth control that use different methods of preventing pregnancy. The various forms of birth control include:

  • Barrier method: condoms, diaphragms, or spermicides
  • Hormonal: birth control pills or patches, vaginal rings, and the morning-after pill as emergency contraception
  • Hormone implant and procedural types:  intrauterine devices (IUDs), Nexplanon, and tubal ligation, sterilization

The specialists at Contemporary Women’s Care recommend an annual exam to uncover or prevent certain problems associated with intercourse. During this exam, your specialist can also answer any questions you may have about sex, birth control, or other issues.

How long can I be on birth control pills?

As long as there is no medical reason not to take birth control pills, you can remain on them for years. There are many reasons you may benefit from regular use of birth control beyond preventing pregnancy, including regulating your menstrual cycle, treating cramps, and using them as a form of hormone replacement therapy.

Will I have trouble getting pregnant after using birth control pills?

No. There is no change in fertility with the use of birth control pills. However, if your periods were irregular before starting birth control pills, it’s likely that your periods will be irregular again when you stop taking them, which may affect your fertility.

Do birth control pills cause cancer?

Your birth control pills actually protect you against cancer of the ovaries and cancer of the lining of the uterus. You’re half as likely to get cancer of the uterus or ovaries if you take birth control. Additionally, most experts believe that taking oral contraceptive pills doesn’t cause an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Do birth control pills protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

No, your birth control pills do NOT protect you from STDs. Not having sex (abstinence) is the only 100% effective way to avoid STDs. The women’s health experts at Contemporary Women’s Care recommend you use condoms, which can help protect you against most STDs.

With so many birth control options, you may not know what method makes the best choice for you. The experienced OB/GYN team can help you determine the most effective method for your situation. Call the office today or book an appointment online.