Birth Control Specialist

Birth Control

For many women, the most exciting journey they may undertake is successfully bringing a child into the world. While an exciting journey, it’s also often full of anxiety and fear. The best way to manage this time is to partner with an obstetrician, such as Isaac Halfon, MD who can skillfully guide you through the process. Dr. Halfon provides comprehensive obstetric services — helping women in Wellington, Florida, and the surrounding areas, navigate pregnancy with ease. If you’re pregnant or want to get pregnant, call or book online for an appointment to get the best care possible for you and your baby.

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How do I know which method is right for me?

Choosing a birth control method can be difficult given the sheer number of choices. Dr. Halfon helps you make the best decision by sitting down with you to discuss your goals and your lifestyle. For example, if you’re looking for a short-term solution, but you’d rather not regulate your hormones, a diaphragm or cervical cap may be the answer.

However, if you’re looking for an easy, long-term solution that you don’t have to think about, injections, implants, and IUDs are hassle-free options.

Ultimately, the decision is yours, and Dr. Halfon provides invaluable guidance, as well as the prescriptions or procedures you need to get started.

What are the different types of birth control?

While the goal is the same across the board when it comes to birth control — prevent unwanted pregnancies — the ways to do so are considerably varied. To make your choice easier, Dr. Halfon breaks down birth control methods into three categories:
Hormonal

Hormonal birth control methods work by regulating your hormones to prevent ovulation. While the concept is simple, the delivery methods are anything but, and include:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Injections
  • Implants
  • Vaginal rings
  • IUDs

Dr. Halfon helps you choose the delivery method that’s best suited to your lifestyle.
Barrier

Barrier birth control methods prevent fertilization by blocking sperm from reaching the egg. Such birth control methods include:

  • Condoms
  • Sponges
  • Diaphragms
  • IUDs
  • Spermicide

Permanent

If you’ve decided not to have children now or in the future, Dr. Halfon can help with several permanent birth control options, including:

  • Tubal ligation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Vasectomy for your partner

How effective is birth control?

Most birth control methods are as effective as you use them. For example, if you opt to take the birth control pill, you need to ensure that you take a pill each day without skipping. If you choose a barrier method such as a sponge and you don’t use spermicide, your risk of pregnancy increases.

When used correctly, here’s a sample of efficacy rates:

  • Implant: 99%
  • Patch: 91%
  • Condoms: 85%
  • Birth control pill: 91%
  • IUDs: 99%
  • Injections: 94%

Dr. Halfon supplies the efficacy rates for all the options to help you better understand your choices.

If you’re looking for a birth control method, Dr. Halfon helps you choose and access the right method for your goals and your health. Call or book online to schedule an appointment.

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