There are more contraceptive options available today than ever before. Choosing a method that is right for you can be difficult. Many factors may affect your decision including: duration of contraception desired, cost, expected compliance, ease of use, reliability, and side-effects.
Below is a list of the currently available methods:
- Oral Contraceptive Pills: Once daily oral medication
- Contraceptive Patch: Once weekly transdermal patch
- Contraceptive Vaginal Ring: Once monthly vaginal ring
- Depo Provera Injection: Every 3 month Intramuscular injection
- Progesterone Intrauterine Device: Placed in the uterine cavity by the physician in the office. Effective up to 5 years
- Implanted Progesterone Rod: Placed subcutaneously in the medial arm by the physician in the office. Effective up to 3 year
- Condoms: Placed prior to each episode of sexual activity. Condoms provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
- Other Spermacides and Barrier Methods: Cervical cap, Diaphagm, Vaginal contraceptive film, female condom,
- Copper Intrauterine Device: Placed in the uterine cavity by the physician in the office. Effective up to 10 years
- Hysteroscopic Tubal Ligation: Uterine Tubes are permanently blocked by the physician in the office
- Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation; Uterine tubes are permanently blocked by the physician in the operating room.
Texas Gynecology and Laser Surgery Center offers the complete range of contraception therapy options. During your visit Dr. Farnam will evaluate your needs and provide individualized counseling and education. We will ensure that the method that you choose is the best method for you.