Contraceptive Management Specialist

Women's Health Consulting IL, LLC

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist & Aesthetic Specialists located in The Loop, Chicago, IL & Glenview, IL

Finding the right birth control for your family planning goals and lifestyle can be tricky, but Wendy Goodall McDonald, MD, and the doctors at Women's Health Consulting IL, LLC can help you figure out the best choice. Located in The Loop in Chicago, the team offers private and personalized contraceptive management in a comfortable setting so you can feel confident in your choice for pregnancy prevention. To learn about your options and have your contraceptive questions answered, schedule a visit online or by phone today.

Contraceptive Management Q & A

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
  • Injections
  • Vaginal ring
  • Patches
  • 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.