Decisions about birth control and pregnancy are important and personal. You need birth control that works for your body, goals, and lifestyle. We are here to help.
Birth Control Options
Today, there are many options as it relates to birth control. To select the one that is best suited to your needs and those of your partner, you should consult with your doctor.
- Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
- Transdermal Implant
- The Shot
- Hormonal Ring
- Transdermal Patch
- Birth Control Pills
Female Surgical Sterilization
Sterilization is a permanent, non-reversible procedure that can be considered if you are completed with child-bearing. The surgical options include bilateral tubal ligation, or occlusion and salpingectomy (removal of the tubes). These surgical options for women create a barrier that prevents the egg from joining with the sperm for fertilization.
A vasectomy is male sterilization and is an in-office minor procedure performed by a urologist. The procedure blocks the vas deferens, which over time, will remove sperm from the seminal fluid. This procedure requires a follow-up visit to confirm there are no more sperm present in the fluid.
Essure® Tubal Ligation
Essure® Tubal Ligation is a non-invasive procedure that seals off a woman’s fallopian tubes that carry an egg from the ovaries to the uterus. By blocking these tubes, sperm is unable to reach the egg to fertilize it. The procedure uses two small metal springs (micro-inserts) that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. This causes scar tissue to form and permanently blocks off the tubes. The procedure is performed in an outpatient or office environment and takes about 30 minutes. Patients should be aware that the procedure provides permanent birth control and is NOT reversible.