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At New York OB/GYN Associates™ we offer comprehensive methods for birth control. All of our physicians are board-certified obstetrician/gynecologists with specialized training in family planning and birth control and they are recognized across the country as leading experts. All staff members are carefully chosen for their skill, training, experience, compassion and commitment to providing patients with safe and confidential care. We understand that women react differently to birth control methods therefore our doctors will work with you to find the best method for you.

Method Effectiveness Advantages How to use Problems
Used Every Time Engaging in Intercourse
Latex Condom 85-98%
  • Condoms are easy to buy. You can buy them in drugstores or markets
  • They can help relieve early ejaculation
  • Condoms protect against many sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV
  • They can be used while breastfeeding
  • It is important to use a new condom every time you have sex
  • Some people may have an allergy to the latex material in a condom
  • There is a loss of feeling
  • Condoms may risk the chance of breaking or slipping off during intercourse.
Diaphragm

diaphragm
84-94%
  • A diaphragm can last several years
  • It costs very little to use
  • May protect against some sexually transmitted diseases (NOT HIV)
  • Can be used while breastfeeding
  • Use every time you have sex
  • Must be used with spermicide
  • Must be fitted by a health care provider
  • Using spermicide nonoxynol-9 may raise the risk of getting HIV
  • Should not be used during vaginal bleeding or infection
  • Higher risk of bladder infection
  • Can be left in for no more than 24 hours
Taken Every Day
The pill

birth control pill
92-99%
  • Birth Control is known to make periods more regular, lighter and less painful
  • Birth Control can improve acne
  • Birth Control has been proven to lower the risk of ovarian cancer
  • The ability to become pregnant returns shortly after you stop taking the pill
  • Must be taken daily
  • May cause nausea, weight gain, headaches – all of these symptoms can be relieved by switching pills until you find the pill that works best for you
  • May cause spotting the first 1-2 months
Taken Every Week
The Patch 92-99%
  • The Patch may make your periods more regular and less painful
  • You do not have to remember to take a pill every day
  • The ability to become pregnant returns quickly when you stop using the patch
  • Put on a new patch once a week for three weeks
  • Do not use a patch in week # 4
  • The patch can sometimes irritate the skin underneath the patch
  • May cause spotting the first 1-2 months of use
Taken Every Season
The Shot "Depro-Provera"

depro provera shot
97-99%
  • The shot works for 12 weeks
  • The shot helps prevent cancer of the lining of the uterus
  • You do not need to take a pill daily
  • The shot can be used while breastfeeding
  • Must get shot every three months
  • The shot may cause changes in your period (spotting, no periods or heavier periods)
  • weight gain
  • depression
  • hair changes
  • skin rash and change in sex drive are all possible symptoms of the shot
  • May cause a delay in getting pregnant after shots are stopped
  • Some women may have side effects up to 6 months after stopping the shots

Taken Every 5-10 Years

IUD Intrauterine Device:  ParaGaurd or Mirena


intrauterine device
99%
  • You do not have to put anything on before sex
  • ParaGard can be left in place for up to 10 years, and Mirena for 5 years
  • You do not need to remember to take a pill daily
  • IUDs with hormones (Mirena) may help reduce period cramps and bleeding
  • Ability to become pregnant returns quickly when IUD is removed
  • IUD can be used while breastfeeding
  • Must be placed in uterus and removed by a health care provider
  • ParaGard may cause more cramps and heavy periods
  • Mirena may cause lighter or fewer periods
  • IUDs can cause spotting between periods
  • Rarely, the uterus can be injured during placement of the IUD



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