Starting a family is a decision that couples take when they feel they are ready for it. So the next question is how and what to choose when it comes to birth control. Your health, age, medical history, frequency of having sex, and plans for having a child are all factors that influence this choice. Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta help patients choose the right birth control options for them at their Ridgewood, NJ, and Bayonne, NJ, offices.
Birth control options in Ridgewood, NJ
There are various methods of birth control that suits the fast-paced lifestyle we are leading. Hormone contraceptives are available as pills, patches, vaginal rings, and shots. As the name suggests, they contain either estrogen and progestin or progestin-only. Some may opt for Intrauterine devices (IUD) and few find barrier devices such as condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges very effective. IUDs are reversible and can be used long-term. Condoms offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases also. Apart from these, sterilization is chosen by couples who need a permanent form of birth control. Healthcare professionals in Ridgewood, NJ, discuss birth control methods and fertility awareness to women of reproductive age so that they know about tracking their ovulation, thereby preventing pregnancy.
Birth control pills can also help in treating many hormone-related problems faced by women. Birth control pills can help in the regulation of menstruation, lowering cramps during periods, and improvement in premenstrual symptoms in women. Fewer cases of anemia and cancer have been detected in women taking birth control pills.
If you have been putting off your visit to your OBGYN, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Bentolila or Dr. Jacqueline Saitta to choose the birth control method that suits you the best by calling our Ridgewood, NJ, office at (201) 447-1700 or Bayonne, NJ, office at (201) 447- 0467 today.