Advances in birth control have provided women with a variety of options and versatility. You can decide whether to administer your contraceptive daily, weekly or monthly or you may choose to make your birth control a permanent sterilization. Talk with your physician at The Veranda to decide which birth control method best suits your preferences and lifestyle.
If you do not wish to have children in the future and are interested a solution to temporary birth control methods, Essure may be your ideal treatment option. Essure does not use hormones to interfere with your natural menstrual cycle and unlike surgical tubal ligation, the Essure procedure does not cut into the body. Instead, one of our Essure-trained physicians will place micro-inserts through the body’s natural pathways. This in-office procedure lasts about 35 minutes and does not require general anesthesia. Most women return to their normal activities within one day. During the three months following this procedure, the body forms tissue around the micro-inserts to block the fallopian tubes. After three months, an Essure Confirmation Test will be performed to ensure that the Essure micro-inserts are reliable for birth control.
Essure is the only FDA-approved sterilization procedure, with zero pregnancies in its clinical trials. Please note that Essure is a non-reversible procedure.
The Patch is a weekly method of hormonal contraception that is 99% effective. It is applied once a week for 3 weeks; during Week 4, no patch is used. The Patch can be worn discreetly on the abdomen, upper torso, upper outer arm or on the buttock. Wherever you decide to adhere the patch, it stays put – even with humidity, exercise and swimming.
If you decide to use an oral hormonal contraceptive, there are a variety of pills available in different doses. Oral contraceptives should be taken every day, at approximately the same time each day and is 99% effective.
Contraceptive injections are also a hormonal form of birth control and currently two options are available: a monthly injection and an injection that is given every three months. A healthcare professional will administer the injection and this method is 99% effective.
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