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Birth Control Specialist

Arizona Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ

The doctors at Arizona Women's Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team of female board-certified OB/GYNs understands that every woman has different birth control needs, so they make sure you have plenty of options. To learn more about which type of birth control is right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Birth Control Q & A

When do I need to evaluate my birth control plan?

If you’re sexually active and want to avoid accidental pregnancy, it’s important to evaluate all your birth control options at Arizona Women’s Care OB/GYN as soon as possible. 

The team evaluates your birth control method as part of your annual well-woman exam, and they can also help you make birth control changes as needed. 

What are my options for birth control?

Arizona Women's Care offers many options for reversible birth control, including:

  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Oral contraceptives (birth control pill)
  • Nexplanon
  • Birth control injections
  • Birth control patches
  • Birth control ring
  • Diaphragm

Along with the reversible options, Arizona Women’s Care offers laparoscopic tubal ligation, a procedure for permanent (irreversible) birth control. 

How do I choose the best birth control?

The Arizona Women’s Care team is here to help you choose the best birth control for your lifestyle and goals. Some of the factors you should consider when making this choice include:

Future plans

If you want kids, or you’re not sure, reversible birth control is the best choice. But, if you’re positive that you don’t want children, you can also choose permanent birth control. 

Upkeep schedule

Every form of birth control has a different upkeep schedule. Some methods, like oral contraceptives, require a strict daily schedule. Others require replacement weekly (birth control patch), monthly (ring), every three months (shot), every two years (diaphragm), or at 3-10 year intervals (IUD). 

It’s important to pick a birth control schedule you can stick to for full pregnancy protection.

Hormones versus no hormones

Most reversible birth control methods use hormones (estrogen, progestin, or both) to manage your cycle and prevent pregnancy. There are a few exceptions, including the copper IUD, as well as over-the-counter options like condoms and spermicide. 

Some women experience side effects with hormonal birth control, so this can help guide your decision.

Arizona Women’s Care is here for you as you decide which type of birth control is right for your family planning needs. Learn more by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today.