Stellar Women's Care
Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Memorial City, Houston, TX
When it comes to family planning and pregnancy prevention, women have many birth control options. Taking a conservative, patient-approach to care, Woo Hyun Sohn, MD, at Stellar Women’s Care in Houston, Texas, offers birth control consultations to discuss your many contraceptive options and help you find the method that works best for you. Call the office, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.
Birth Control Q&A
What is birth control?
Birth control, also called contraception, includes medications, devices, and other tools you may use to prevent pregnancy. Though you have many birth control options available, some methods work better than others.
At Stellar Women’s Care, Dr. Sohn strives to provide excellent gynecological care with compassion and competence and offers birth control consultations to review your options.
What are the different types of birth control?
Stellar Women’s Care offers many types of birth control. Some of the methods provided at the women’s health practice include:
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
IUDs are a type of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC). The implantable devices are placed in your uterus and prevent pregnancy by stopping fertilization of your egg or making it too difficult for an egg to implant itself into your uterus.
IUDs are one of the most effective forms of birth control and prevent pregnancy for 3-10 years depending on the type.
Birth control ring
The birth control ring, also called the vaginal ring, contains hormones that prevent ovulation. To be effective, you wear one vaginal ring for 21 days, remove the ring, and replace it after seven days.
Birth control shot
The birth control shot is a hormonal form of birth control that prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation. One birth control shot prevents pregnancy for up to three months.
Birth control pills
Birth control pills are also a hormonal form of birth control that stops ovulation to prevent pregnancy. These pills need to be taken every day at the same time to be the most effective.
Birth control patches
The birth control patch also contains hormones that prevent pregnancy by halting ovulation. Like the birth control ring, you wear one patch for 21 days, remove the patch, and place a new patch after seven days.
Many of the hormonal forms of birth control are also used to treat gynecological conditions such as endometriosis, menorrhagia, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
What types of birth control do I need?
Dr. Sohn is an experienced OB/GYN and works closely with you to help you determine the type of birth control you need. When it comes to birth control and contraceptive counseling, he takes into consideration your future pregnancy plans, current health needs, and sexual history to ensure you get the birth control method that offers the best protection for you and your health.
If you have more than one sexual partner, Dr. Sohn may suggest using condoms in addition to your prescription birth control to protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
To schedule your birth control consultation, contact Stellar Women's Care by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.