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Birth Control Specialist

Ganesh OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Boynton Beach, FL

The right birth control method can help you feel confident and secure, so there’s no reason to take chances on a birth control method you don’t like. At Ganesh OBGYN, the expert board-certified physicians Selva Ganesh, MD, FACOG, and Dervi Ganesh-Baluyot, MD, FACOG, offer a full range of women’s birth control services in the Boynton Beach, Florida, office. Call the office or use the provided link to arrange your appointment now.

Birth Control Q&A

What is birth control?

Birth control is a very large group of medications and devices that prevent unwanted pregnancy. If you want to avoid pregnancy — or if you just want to wait until it’s the right time in your life to have a baby — birth control plays a big role in helping you do so safely. 

Ganesh OBGYN offers comprehensive women’s health exams, after which you receive an individualized recommendation for birth control. Your particular method of birth control can depend on your health, personal preferences, lifestyle, plans for the future, and other factors. 

What are the options for birth control?

There are many different choices for birth control, including:

  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) - hormonal or non-hormonal
  • Birth control injections
  • Birth control patch
  • Vaginal rings
  • Birth control implants
  • Natural family planning
  • Condoms
  • Diaphragms

All of the birth control methods above are reversible. That means if you want to have a baby later, Ganesh OBGYN can help you discontinue birth control safely so you can start trying to conceive. 

There are also permanent methods of birth control, such as tubal ligation. A tubal ligation, also called tube tying, is a surgical procedure to cut or otherwise block your fallopian tubes. It reliably prevents pregnancy long-term, but it doesn’t affect your periods.

How reliable is birth control?

Birth control reliability varies with the method. Prescription birth control methods that you take or use regularly, like birth control pills, are generally 99% effective with perfect use. 

However, optimal use can be challenging because it requires you to take the pill at the same time every day and never skip doses. So, for most people, it is around 91% effective. 

Some women prefer IUDs because they go in the uterus and stay there for 3-10 years, although you can have your IUD removed if you want to have a baby. IUDs are more than 99% effective, and they require no action from you other than regular women’s wellness checkups at Ganesh OBGYN. 

Ganesh OBGYN can help you find the ideal birth control method, help with family planning, and help you prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Call the office or use the online scheduler to arrange your appointment now.