If you’re sexually active but want to avoid getting pregnant, rely on the experts at the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Arlington and Prosper, Texas. The exceptional women’s health specialists provide contraception management to reduce your risk of conceiving a child when you’re not ready. Schedule an evaluation at the Institute for Hormonal Balance by phone or online today to learn more about your options.
Contraception management at the Institute for Hormonal Balance includes various methods of preventing pregnancies while sexually active. These methods reduce your risk of getting pregnant by preventing sperm from fertilizing an egg, preventing ovulation, or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in your uterus.
Numerous contraception methods are available to choose from based on your preferences, medical history, and lifestyle.
Any woman who is sexually active and able to conceive, but wants to avoid pregnancy, is a candidate for contraception management at the Institute for Hormone Balance.
A provider reviews your treatment preferences and medical history, completes a physical exam, and may order blood tests or additional diagnostic tests before personalizing a plan that’s best suited for you.
The Institute for Hormonal Balance offers the following contraception management solutions:
Taking oral contraception, or birth control pills, alters your body’s hormones to reduce the risk of pregnancy. However, you must remember to take the medication exactly as directed to ensure maximum effectiveness.
The Institute for Hormonal Balance offers Mirena® and other intrauterine devices that prevent pregnancy. Your provider inserts a tiny device into your uterus. It often contains hormones that reduce your risk of becoming pregnant while sexually active. IUDs can also lessen debilitating heavy menstrual bleeding. Your provider removes an IUD if you’d like to become pregnant.
Nexplanon is an implant that your specialist inserts under the skin in your upper arm to prevent pregnancy. The implant contains hormones that stop an egg from being released by your ovaries. It also helps prevent sperm from reaching your eggs and changes the uterus lining.
In addition to the birth control methods mentioned above, other options include wearing a condom, which also reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and permanent birth control procedures. Examples of permanent birth control include a vasectomy in men and tubal ligation or occlusion in women.
To learn more about contraception management at the Institute for Hormonal Balance and determine which method is best for you, schedule a consultation by phone or online today.