Contraceptive Management Questions and Answers
If you are looking for family planning services, then contact Women’s Health Consulting in Chicago, IL is the right place. For more information call us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 200 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1550, Chicago, IL 60604.
What types of contraception are available?
At Women’s Health Consulting IL, the team offers a comprehensive choice of contraception methods including:
- Birth control pills
- Vaginal ring
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants
- Barrier methods, including diaphragms, sponges, cervical caps, and condoms
The team also offers emergency contraception and copper IUDs when needed.
Which method of birth control is right for me?
If you’re interested in using birth control or want to try a new method, your doctor helps you determine which type best matches your lifestyle, schedule, and overall health. Your doctor asks questions to understand if you’d prefer to take a pill every day or use a more long-term option that you don’t have to think about, like the shot or an IUD.
Your doctor also asks about your medical history, including any previous pregnancies and your family planning goals. In some cases, such as breastfeeding, you should avoid certain types of contraceptives because they interfere with milk production.
Your doctor can answer all of your questions to help you make a choice about contraception that you’re comfortable and confident using.
What type of birth control is the most effective?
The team feels that your best birth control option is the one that you feel most comfortable using. Most birth control options are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when used properly. However, if you forget to take a pill daily or you delay an appointment for a contraceptive shot, you increase your risk of pregnancy.
This is why your doctor provides counseling to determine which type of contraceptive you’ll use most reliably. You may prefer one method over another because it’s easier for you to remember, or perhaps it works well with your schedule.
Birth control can also help with child spacing and family planning if you want to avoid the hassle of natural methods or reduce your worry about an unplanned pregnancy. Non-hormonal birth control methods, like the copper IUD and barrier methods, can be used alongside natural methods if you’d prefer a contraceptive option that doesn’t alter your natural hormone levels.
To schedule an appointment for contraception, call Women’s Health Consulting IL now or book a visit online using the scheduling tool.