Birth control comes in many forms. The majority of these options have been around for some time, and not everyone is aware of the extent of their options outside of traditional methods like condoms and the pill.

Hormonal methods for birth control include the ring, the patch, and the shot. These options provide short-term effects, with the longest one lasting roughly three months.

Implants are another choice that are better suited for long-term results and will typically last for four years.

An IUD is a T-shaped device that is inserted into the cervix and prevents sperm from reaching the egg. This option can last for years and is also removable.

Different birth control methods are better suited for different types of people based on preference and medical reasons. If you want to know the risks and benefits of the different types of birth-control options available, contact our office to schedule a consultation with obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Mary Geldernick.