Whether you’re interested in a monthly option like the pill or patch or a long acting method like an implant or IUD we can help find something that suits your lifestyle.
- IUDs and IUSs “loop”
- Emergency contraception
If you are starting to use contraception for the first time, or looking into a new method it’s a good idea to make time for a full consultation. Schedule time with one our friendly nurses who can give you a run down of all of your options. 0769584809 Sis. Jennifer
Types of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
There are two different types of IUDs, hormonal and non-hormonal (or copper), that are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Each type of IUD offers its own advantages, but both options need to be checked monthly as well as annually by your health care provider in order to ensure proper placement and functionality.
Metropong Gynecology offers Mirena, which slowly releases levonorgestrel, a progestin hormone found in many birth control pills. Levonorgestrel reduces the monthly thickening of the uterine lining, thickens cervical mucus and inhibits sperm movement to prevent pregnancy. In addition to being used for contraception, Mirena is also used to treat heavy periods and decrease the severity of bleeding, cramps, and PMS symptoms. Mirena provides continuous birth control for up to five years.
Non-hormonal IUD Birth Control
The non-hormonal IUD offered at Eastside Gynecology is called ParaGard, a copper IUD. The copper is wrapped around the plastic device and prevents fertilization of the egg by damaging or killing sperm, as copper is toxic to sperm. With annual checkups ParaGard can be effective in continuously preventing pregnancy for up to 10 to 12 years. If you decide to reverse the procedure, fertility is re-gained immediately after the non-hormonal IUD is removed.
Choosing IUD Birth Control
Women who have uterine, fallopian, ovarian, cervical or vaginal irregularities may not use intrauterine devices as a form of contraception. IUD birth control may present certain menstrual or other discomforts. Both IUD options are one of the most effective, reversible methods of birth control.
Call us today at 0769584809 or fill out a contact form to schedule an appointment and discuss your questions about the IUD options. We will work with you to make sure you choose the birth control method that best fits your lifestyle.
Learn more about other forms of contraception offered at Metropong Gynecology including:
• The birth control pill
• Permanent birth control
• Emergency Contraception – Morning After Pill.