Birth Control

Obstetrics and Gynecologist in West Houston, TX
Birth Control

Choosing the right method of birth control can protect you from unexpected pregnancies, so you can plan for the family you want. Because there are many birth control choices available, Elite Women’s Care Center provides contraceptive management services to help you decide which is right for you. The experienced OB/GYNs can prescribe pills, patches, or injections. They also perform intrauterine device (IUD) placement and removal services. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule a birth control counseling appointment or book a consultation online today. 

Birth Control Q & A

When should I consider birth control?

You should consider birth control if you’re sexually active and want to prevent unintended pregnancies.

Regularly using condoms, even if you’re using other birth control methods, can also lower your risk factors for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like herpes and chlamydia.

Some women may also need hormonal birth control to regulate their periods if they have abnormal uterine bleeding or other underlying gynecological issues. A low-dose birth control can also benefit women who experience hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.

What birth control services are available?

Elite Women’s Care Center provides personalized contraceptive management services for adolescent girls and adult women. The experienced physicians offer popular birth control options like:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Implants
  • Injections
  • Vaginal rings

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are also available, and the providers can place or remove your IUD during a minimally invasive, in-office procedure.

You can schedule a birth control counseling appointment if you currently use birth control but it’s not working well. You can also meet with the providers if you’re exploring your birth control options for the first time.

Which birth control is right for me?

Your choice of birth control is a personal one. The Elite Women’s Care Center physicians provide counseling services to help you choose the most effective method. They also complete a physical and pelvic exam to ensure you’re in good overall health.

When choosing birth control, you should consider several factors, including the number of sexual partners you have, your family plans, and your health. For instance, injections may be more convenient than taking a daily pill.

Women who can’t tolerate hormonal birth control may be a candidate for a non-hormonal copper IUD that offers years of pregnancy protection. If you’re sure you are done having children, the physicians can discuss your options for tubal ligation and other sterilization procedures.

During follow-up visits, the providers evaluate how well your birth control is working. If you wish to become pregnant, they can remove an IUD or implant or recommend when to stop using your birth control.

Call Elite Women’s Care Center to schedule a birth control counseling appointment or book a consultation online today.