Family planning and birth control are very personal decisions and ones that our OBGYN in Ridgewood, and Bayonne, NJ can help with. Not every method is right for every person and coming to the correct decision for you and your body is essential. Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta have the expertise to help you make the correct decision for you.
Part of deciding what method of birth control is best for you is where you are as far as your desire to have a baby or if you are finished with your family.
If you want a permanent solution, sterilization is the preferred option. For women, sterilization means a tubal ligation. With tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are either blocked off or removed. This stops the eggs from being able to get to the uterus where they can be fertilized. Reversing a tubal ligation does not have much of a success rate. You will still have your period after getting a tubal ligation.
Hormone-Based Birth Control
Several different types of hormone-based birth control are available. These include birth control pills, IUD, an implants, an injection, and vaginal rings. The implant is implanted into the upper arm and is a very effective method of birth control. It provides up to three years of protection. IUDs are inserted into the uterus and can protect against pregnancy for between 5–8 years. Birth control pills must be taken daily to offer protection. Injectable birth control must be injected every three months. The vaginal ring is inserted into the vagina and left there for three weeks and removed for one week.
Barrier methods of birth control include condoms, diaphragm, cervical cap, and sponge. The idea of a barrier method of birth control is to prevent the sperm from getting to the uterus. For those who prefer to use a method that is hormone free, these are the option of preference. A condom will also prevent the spread of a sexually transmitted disease. Condoms and sponges can be purchased without a prescription. These methods are not as effective as hormone-based methods.
Fertility Awareness Method
The fertility awareness method is knowing when your fertile days are this method is known as the rhythm method or natural family planning. On the days when fertility is an issue, the options are abstinence or using something like a condom. This method is between 77 and 98 percent effective.
Make an appointment today to discuss Birth Control in Ridgewood, and Bayonne, NJ with Dr. Bentolila and Dr. Saitta. You can reach the offices at (201) 447-1700 in Ridgewood and (201) 447-0467 in Bayonne.