At Northside Northpoint Ob/Gyn, we offer a wide variety of contraceptive options which may be hormonal versus non-hormonal and permanent versus non-permanent. We would love the opportunity to discuss the following options in greater detail in the office.
Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) can be combined estrogen-progesterone contraceptive pills versus progesterone-only contraceptive pills. They both require daily, consistent use.
Estrogen-progesterone vaginal rings are similar to combined estrogen-progesterone OCPs in that they are not only good for contraception, but may also help with menstrual bleeding, cramping, ovarian cysts, acne, hirsutism, & help protect against certain types of cancer. However, they have the benefit of once monthly non-oral dosing. Contraceptive rings do have side effects and risks and are contraindicated in certain patient populations.
Intrauterine devices can be hormonal (containing progesterone) or non-hormonal (containing copper). During an office visit, the IUDs are inserted through the cervix into the uterus. They serve as an alternative for patients who prefer long term, reversible contraception. IUDs have side effects and risks and are contraindicated in certain patient populations.