At Columbus Women’s Care, our Gynecologists will discuss all forms of contraception methods during your visit.
Types of Contraceptive Methods
- Oral Contraceptives
- Vaginal Ring
- The Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Benefits of Birth Control
There are many benefits to birth control. These include:
- Pregnancy prevention
- Decrease menstrual bleeding
- Minimize menstrual cramps
the Most Effective Birth Control Methods
IUDs, Subdermal Implants, and Surgical Tubal Sterilization are some of the most effective birth control methods.
- Laparoscopic tubal ligation – Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a surgical sterilization procedure in which we surgically block, seal or remove a woman’s fallopian tubes. Both methods prevent the fertilization of eggs. Tubal ligation is a permanent method of birth control.
- Nexplanon – The implant is a very small rod, about the size of a matchstick that we insert under the skin of a woman’s upper arm to provide birth control. It releases hormones just as the pill does, however it prevents pregnancy for up to 3 years. If you decide to get pregnant, you simply have it removed. It has a 99% effectiveness rating.
- IUDs– or Intrauterine Contraceptive Device is a small t-shaped device that is made of soft plastic that is inserted into the uterus. There are multiple versions of an IUD that are highly effective, long lasting, and FDA approved.
- Vasectomy– a minor surgery that involves cutting and sealing of each vas deferens. This is a medical procedure for men who are sure they don’t want a future pregnancy.
What Is an IUD?
How Do IUDs Work?
Types of IUDs
At Columbus Women’s Care, we offer both hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs. These include:
Mirena® is a hormone-releasing IUD that is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Mirena can be used whether or not you have had a child. It also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception.
LILETTA® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg is a hormone-releasing system placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want for up to 4 years.
PARAGARD is an intrauterine copper contraceptive device that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. This is the non-hormonal IUD.
Kyleena is the smallest 5 year IUD that gives a continuous low dose of progestin – a hormone that acts primarily in the uterus. Kyleena is estrogen-free.
Skyla is a hormone-releasing IUD that is over 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years. Skyla is estrogen-free and FDA approved.