Learn More About IUD In Annapolis, MD
LSC OB/GYN LLC is here for you when you have questions about birth control in Annapolis, MD. Choosing the right birth control for you may take trial and error to see what type works best for your body or if you experience any side effects. There are a few main types of contraceptives and Dr. Lori Sweitzer can help find the right solution for you.
When you need birth control in Annapolis, MD, come talk to your obstetrician about any future plans for pregnancy and any side effects you experience on birth control. You have several options to prevent pregnancy in the short-term or long-term.
Hormonal birth control
Hormonal birth control prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation. The hormones can be delivered by pills, patches, vaginal rings, implants, and injections. The effectiveness of these methods does depend on the consistency of the user. You need to take pills at the same time every day for them to be most effective, and remember to replace your patches or rings. If you decide you want to try to get pregnant, you can go off hormonal birth control or get an implant removed at any time.
IUDs or intrauterine devices are a longer-term solution to preventing pregnancy. They can release hormones, or copper IUDs work by causing a reaction that is toxic to sperm and eggs to prevent pregnancy. IUDs can prevent pregnancy for up to ten years, but can also be removed if you decide you want to try to get pregnant.
If you know you do not want to get pregnant at any point in the future, tubal ligation prevents pregnancy permanently and even lowers your risk of ovarian cancer.
At LSC OB/GYN LLC, Dr. Lori Sweitzer helps with all your gynecological concerns including birth control in Annapolis, MD. We can help find the right solution for you. Contact us for an appointment at (410) 266-7755 .