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Birth Control Specialist

Dunwoody OBGYN -  - OBGYN

Dunwoody OBGYN

OBGYNs located in North Atlanta, Dunwoody, GA

More than 60% of American women rely on contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. If you need help choosing birth control, Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, in Dunwoody, Georgia, can help. During your consultation, you receive personalized recommendations for birth control and help to choose a birth control method that meets your needs. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Birth Control Q & A

What forms of birth control are available?

If you want to prevent pregnancy, you have plenty of options for contraceptives. Most modern forms of birth control are both safe and effective, but you may need help choosing the right method.

At Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, you receive a thorough exam and review of your options, which include the pros and cons so that you can make an informed choice. Once you've made your decision, you receive an explanation as to how to use your chosen method of birth control.

Available birth control includes:

  • Pills
  • Shots
  • Vaginal rings
  • Condoms
  • IUDs (Mirena® or Paragard®)
  • Patches
  • Implants
  • Diaphragms
  • Cervical caps

Each of these birth control methods is reversible. Using reversible birth control doesn't affect your long-term fertility. These methods are best for women planning future pregnancies.

How can I choose the birth control that’s right for me?

Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, offers in-depth contraception counseling. During a consultation, your provider asks about your medical history. They might also ask about your plans for future pregnancies.

Your consultation may involve a physical exam, Pap smear, or sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. These tests make sure that your chosen birth control is safe for you. They also screen you for common women's health concerns.

Depending on your medical history, your provider may discuss sterilization. This method of birth control is not reversible, but it can be ideal for women who aren't planning on future pregnancies. 

How often should I see my doctor while taking birth control?

After receiving your birth control, you still need regular exams. Visit Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, at least once a year for a pelvic exam and, if required, a Pap smear.

During each exam, you can discuss your current contraception and explore alternate options. Your provider can also help you plan for future pregnancies.

Keep in mind that hormonal birth control doesn't protect against STDs. If you're concerned about STDs, you still need to use condoms. During your consultation, your provider can answer all your questions about STD prevention.

Are you ready to explore your birth control options? Call Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, today, or schedule an appointment online.