Contraception is the prevention of pregnancy by interrupting some part of the process, such as ovulation, fertilization, and implantation. We know that contraception can be a difficult subject for some people. That’s why we treat our patients with the utmost respect and care. It’s vital that you feel comfortable with your contraception plan. Your provider will go over your options with you, including the risks and benefits of each. Then you can decide what’s right for you.
Some forms of contraception can also be used as treatments for disorders like endometriosis and Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). You may consider a contraception appointment if you have symptoms of endometriosis or PCOS, including:
You find yourself skipping periods or your periods only lasting a few days or longer
Your period flow is heavier than usual.
You experience extreme pain from period cramps, especially in the lower back.
You often find yourself experiencing pain during sexual intercourse.
If you experience excessive hair growth on your face, chest, or back you could be experiencing Hirsutism.
You experience severe acne problems.
If you show signs of PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) or Endometriosis, your provider may refer you for additional testing. For example, a sonogram can show cysts on the ovaries and confirm a diagnosis. Today, there are many kinds of contraception available, including:
If you’re ready to talk to a trusted healthcare provider about contraception, follow these steps to make an appointment. First, contact your local Center for Advanced Wellness clinic and confirm your contraception appointment time. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to allow you to check-in and fill out some paperwork. You will then meet with one of our healthcare providers to discuss your options, and they will help you choose what's right for you.
We are here to answer any of your contraception questions.
We never require our patients to have insurance coverage. We offer an optional membership that can make your appointment more affordable.
Like all medications, there can be side effects and risks with any type of contraception. However, it’s important to weigh those risks against the complications that can occur with an unwanted pregnancy. Your provider can give you more details about the risks of each option.
There are emergency contraceptives that you can purchase over-the-counter. This is not a regular method of birth control.
It is important to discuss with a health care provider as they will have the right suggestion for you. There are many factors that go into the choice of contraception such as overall health, age, etc.
If you need consultation regarding what contraception would be best for you or looking for PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) or Endometriosis treatment, contact us now to book an appointment.