Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa
Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Henderson, NV
Nearly every woman needs to think about birth control at some point in her life. When most women think of birth control, however, their minds immediately go to the pill. At Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa, Hayat Jawadi, DO, FACOG, offers a much more diverse range of options. Whether you want something short-term and hormone-based, long-term but reversible, or permanent, Dr. Jawadi has the right solution for you. To learn more about your birth control choices, call her Henderson, Nevada, office.
Birth Control Q & A
What types of birth control are available?
You have a broad range of choices available to you. Dr. Jawadi offers three main categories of birth control:
- Short-term birth control
- Long-acting reversible contraception
- Permanent birth control
What is short-term birth control?
The most common type of short-term birth control is an oral contraceptive, commonly known as the pill. It’s about 91 percent effective, largely because it depends on your ability to take it at the same time every single day.
There are other short-term options available, including the patch (which you replace every week) and the shot (which you get every month). All of these short-term options are hormone-based. They’re ideal if you know you’ll be consistent about taking action each time you need to replace or re-take your birth control.
What is long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)?
If you’re looking for a lower-maintenance type of birth control, this option could be for you. It includes intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. These last anywhere between three and 12 years, but are usually very quickly reversible if you decide you want to remove them sooner.
Most LARC options are hormone-based, but there is a copper IUD that doesn’t rely on hormones to make you reversibly infertile.
What is permanent birth control?
If you know you’re done having children, Dr. Jawadi can offer you options so you never have to worry about birth control again. She can give you a hysterectomy, for example, to remove the parts of your uterus that make it possible to have kids. Alternately, you can choose tubal ligation — also known as sterilization or “getting your tubes tied” — to permanently close off your fallopian tubes, making it impossible to get pregnant.
How do I know which type of birth control is right for me?
Choosing the best birth control all comes down to understanding your body and your lifestyle. Some people prefer a hormone-free option, for example. Others feel very comfortable taking the pill and prefer that option.
If you’re not sure which type is right for you, Dr. Jawadi takes the time to understand your unique needs and wants so she can help you make an educated decision.
Do you want to learn more about the birth control options available at Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa? Do you want help picking the right one? Call the office to schedule your appointment online today.