Deciding if and when to have children is a very personal process, and it entails taking both informed and planned steps to implement. Birth control, no matter the method used, empowers you to be in control of your reproductive health and get pregnant only if the time is right for you.
The benefits of some birth control methods even expand beyond preventing pregnancy; women who struggle with painful symptoms from their menstrual cycle or other medical conditions often find relief through hormonal contraception.
Axia Women’s Health understands that your choice isn’t just about the effectiveness of a particular method but about the way it may impact your body; the level of privacy it affords; the costs; and/or whether you can stop and start it on your own.
Our providers listen and walk you through the process of finding the method that feels most comfortable to you.
Hormonal methods use estrogen and/or progestin to prevent pregnancy. They can be highly effective but also come with some potential side effects and risks.
These same methods are also often prescribed to help ease symptoms of painful periods, PMDD, endometriosis, PCOS, and other conditions. Your provider will be able to guide you to the most effective method for your individual symptoms.
These methods prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Many don’t require a prescription and some even help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
One of the oldest and least invasive ways to control pregnancy, natural family planning doesn’t use any drugs or devices.
Each one requires diligence and self-control, so it’s crucial you consult with a provider to ensure you have the tools for success.