Your choice of birth control depends on a number of factors, including your lifestyle, personal preferences, health, and desire for a family in the future. To find out which birth control method is best for you, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Padmaja Sharma at Fremont OB/GYN in Fremont, California.
Also called contraception, birth control is any method you use to prevent pregnancy. Many types of birth control also help prevent sexually-transmitted diseases and relieve menstruation symptoms.
The most common types of birth control include:
Since many birth control methods include the use of hormones, these options have health benefits beyond preventing pregnancy. These include reducing or preventing:
These benefits are due to the fact that hormones included in many forms of birth control make your period lighter or stop altogether. And barrier birth control methods often help reduce your exposure to sexually-transmitted diseases.
Dr. Sharma at Fremont OB/GYN can help you choose the best birth control method through her individualized approach in a small, private setting.