Birth control is about your personal choice, and it is a decision you can privately make with your OBGYN at Essential Women's Health Associates in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. Of course, some of our birth control methods can also help with some gynecological issues, such as heavy bleeding, painful periods, endometriosis, and regularity. Mainly, these types of medications or implants will help you prevent pregnancy on your own terms. We have decades of experience in working with women and providing them with information on the different types of contraceptives and barrier methods that can be used to prevent pregnancy. Speaking from experience, our OBGYNs can make solid recommendations for you and what you may try to prevent pregnancy with the least amount of side effects or level of commitment in how long you want to not be able to conceive. Let's talk about the pros and cons of each type of contraception, your preferences, what you have tried before, and how your treatment will factor into our everyday life. Request more info at our Las Vegas or Henderson, NV office.
"Dr. Schoenhaus made me very comfortable during my first visit to the gynecologist. Her staff was extremely friendly. She first prescribed me birth control that wasn't covered by insurance, and I had my pharmacy request for a new prescription. Her office was very responsive, and sent in a new script within a day."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 13, 2017
"I needed to explore any nonhormonal birth control options and she made me feel very comfortable and answered any questions I had so I was solid in my decision I made"- P. / Healthgrades / Jun 25, 2020
"I needed to explore any nonhormonal birth control options and she made me feel very comfortable and answered any questions I had so I was solid in my decision I made"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 25, 2020
Birth control pills
Taken orally daily yet ordered monthly, birth control pills can protect you from pregnancy if taken correctly. These pills should be taken daily at the same time each day. Every dose must be taken in order for the pills to be effective.
Also known as an IUD, the intrauterine device can be placed in our office in a short appointment. We offer hormone-releasing IUDs, like Skyla, or Kyleena and a hormone-free IUD called ParaGuard, which is made with copper.
An implant contraceptive is placed in your arm for up to three years of continuous pregnancy prevention. We also perform contraception implant placements in our office at Essential Women's Health Associates. If you decide that you would like to try to conceive, we can also remove the implant earlier than three years in either office.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) injections are administered at our office only. To get continuous pregnancy prevention coverage with the Depo-Provera, you will need to have an injection in the arm or buttocks every three months.
While you will be protected against getting pregnant, none of our contraception methods prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases or HIV. If you have other questions or concerns about starting birth control, we will be happy to answer them for you. Also, keep in mind that some contraceptives do not work right away and may take a cycle or two to work at full strength. We can talk about that based on which method you select and strategize ways you can protect yourself in the interim.
What are the different types of contraception offered at Essential Women's Health Associates?
At Essential Women's Health Associates, we offer a wide range of contraceptive methods, from hormonal options like birth control pills and injections to barrier methods like condoms. We also provide intrauterine devices (IUDs) and sterilization procedures for long-term contraception.
How effective are the contraceptives available at your practice?
Effectiveness can vary depending on the type of contraceptive. For example, IUDs have a success rate of over 99%, whereas condoms are about 85% effective when used correctly. Our healthcare providers at Essential Women's Health Associates will discuss which option is best suited for your lifestyle and health needs.
Are there any side effects associated with contraception?
Most contraceptives have some potential side effects. Hormonal methods like birth control pills may lead to mood swings, weight gain, or decreased libido. However, side effects differ from person to person, and our Las Vegas, NV team is committed to finding the most comfortable and effective option for you.
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
From taking a daily pill orally to having a contraceptive device implanted in your body, our birth control options are varied and formulated to protect you from pregnancy at your level of comfort. Some women may be fine with taking a daily pill or getting shots every three months while others may want a longer-term method for preventing pregnancy while still preserving their fertility. If you are considering birth control for the first time or would like to try a different method this time around, please give us a call at Essential Women's Health Associates to get on our schedule. You can make an appointment at our Las Vegas or Henderson, NV for birth control consultation.