Women looking for reliable and safe birth control can find a wide range of options at Women’s Healthcare of Garden City. As an experienced OB/GYN, John Gomes, MD, has extensive experience helping women find the right birth control for their needs. Dr. Gomes can prescribe birth control pills, patches, or injections to prevent unintended pregnancies. Call the office in Garden City, New York, at 516-222-8883 to schedule a birth control consultation today.
Birth control works in different ways to protect you from unintended pregnancies. There are several types of birth control available, including:
Barrier methods like condoms or diaphragms work by preventing sperm from traveling to the egg for fertilization.
Hormonal birth controls stop the release of eggs from your ovaries to prevent fertilization. There are a number of hormonal birth control options, including pills, patches, and injections.
An intrauterine device (IUD) is also a type of hormonal birth control that goes into your uterus to stop fertilization.
If you’re unable to tolerate hormones because of existing health issues, a nonhormonal IUD may be an option. This type of IUD uses copper, which is toxic to sperm and creates an unhealthy environment in your uterus to prevent conception.
To meet the needs of all women, Women’s Healthcare of Garden City offers a wide range of birth control options, including:
In addition to preventing pregnancy, you may also benefit from a low-dose birth control pill to regulate your periods and control abnormal uterine bleeding.
Birth control is a personal choice and Dr. Gomes can help you decide which method is right for you. He spends time reviewing your personal and family medical histories, your lifestyle, and your relationships to determine which method is a good fit.
If you’re a candidate for an IUD, Dr. Gomes implants the small, t-shaped device into your uterus. He can also remove the IUD when you’re ready to become pregnant or want to switch the method of birth control you use.
To protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Dr. Gomes provides counseling services to keep you safe. He recommends using condoms if you have sex with someone new or if you have relationships with more than one partner.
If you have unprotected sex and are at risk for an infection, Dr. Gomes offers STD screenings on-site and can customize a plan to treat it.
Call Women’s Healthcare of Garden City at 516-222-8883 to schedule a birth control consultation today.