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By Eric Bentolila MD, PA
May 08, 2017
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Birth Control  

In today’s age, women have more options than ever before when it comes to birth control. There are countless contraceptive choices to birth controlchoose from, but it is important to understand your options and what each has to offer you. When you visit your Ridgewood, NJ OBGYN Dr. Eric Bentolila, he will explain each option and suggest the best options for you.

More about Birth Control

Each form of contraception can affect your health. That’s why visiting a professional Ridgewood, NJ OBGYN is important. Some of the most popular birth control options include:

  • Hormonal Contraceptives including patch, vaginal ring, injection and implant or birth control pills;
  • IUDS
  • Barrier devices such as diaphragm, cap, sponge or condoms

Of all of the options above, a condom is the only option that protects against sexually transmitted diseases the best. Barrier methods are designed in order to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. They are removable and are a great option for women who can’t use hormonal birth control.

Hormonal birth control uses hormones to stop ovulation or to regulate it and to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of hormones used in the option chosen, they can prevent ovulation, thin the lining of the uterus or thicken cervical mucus, which can help block sperm from reaching the egg altogether.

The type of birth control chosen will depend on one’s personal preference, their age, their current health and the patient’s insurance coverage. Schedule an appointment with your Ridgewood, NJ OBGYN Dr. Bentolila today to discuss contraceptive choices and to make a decision on what will be best for you. He can explain the risks involved and help you narrow down your choices.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bentolila today, call 201-447-1700. Family planning is a responsible choice that you can make for your health.