Birth control puts you in charge of your fertility. At Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic, Janet Vadaparampil, MD, and Rodolfo Rey, MD, offer a range of contraceptive options at convenient locations in Riverside, Perris, Lake Elsinore, and Moreno Valley, California. Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic offers birth control pills, Nexplanon®, IUDs, NuvaRing®, and more. The practice also performs routine exams and follow-up visits. No matter what birth control you choose, you receive expert guidance. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Contraception, also known as birth control, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control is ideal for women who want to delay a pregnancy or space out their births. Some forms of birth control can also help with heavy or painful periods. Your provider may suggest birth control if you have a hormone imbalance.
Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic offers both hormonal and nonhormonal birth control. Hormonal birth control protects against pregnancy by preventing ovulation or implantation. These contraceptives can also produce a lighter, shorter period. Some women taking hormonal birth control don't experience any periods at all.
Hormonal options include:
Nonhormonal birth control doesn't change your body's hormonal balance. Instead, these methods usually work by preventing sperm from reaching the egg. Nonhormonal methods include copper IUDs and fertility awareness methods.
Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic can counsel you on barrier methods like condoms, which are effective at preventing pregnancy without hormones. The practice also offers comprehensive family planning for uninsured patients who qualify.
Choosing your birth control is an important decision. Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic can help you decide which method is best for you.
Birth control pills are highly effective and easy to use. But some women may prefer to avoid daily medication. If you have trouble remembering to take the pill, IUDs or Nexplanon offer long-term protection. These methods can prevent pregnancy for several years.
If you aren't planning any future pregnancies, you can also explore permanent sterilization. Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic can offer more details about sterilization.
Even if you aren't planning to get pregnant, you still need regular checkups. All women should see their provider at least once a year for a pelvic exam. Depending on your age and medical history, you may also need a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer or mammogram.
During each visit to Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic, your provider makes sure you're in good health. They perform a physical exam and ask about your health care goals. If you want to switch to another form of birth control, your provider reviews your options.
Keep in mind that hormonal contraceptives and nonhormonal IUDs don't protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you're sexually active with multiple partners, condoms can help prevent disease. Some sexually active women may need regular STD tests. Your provider can help you find out your STD status and access treatment if necessary.
Do you have questions about birth control? Let Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic help you understand your contraception options. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.