Contraception Services in New Jersey
Women have access to several types of contraception, and a patient’s needs may change over time. Find the best form of birth control for your sexual health and overall wellbeing in partnership with a women’s health specialist at Vanguard Medical Group. Serving patients in several locations throughout New Jersey, we offer contraceptive care as part of our comprehensive women’s health services. Let us help you navigate the different types of birth control options available.
Finding the Ideal Contraception
Women’s contraception comes in several forms and can serve many purposes. Many sexually active women seek contraception to help prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, other patients may be prescribed a form of hormonal birth control to help alleviate or prevent specific health issues, such as:
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Intense menstrual cramps
- PMS and PMDD
- Ovarian cysts
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Uterine fibroids
- Menstrual related migraines
At Vanguard Medical Group, the overall wellbeing of each patient is important to us. We recognize that each patient has unique needs and not every form of contraception works for every woman. Our women’s health specialists help patients find contraceptives that best suit their needs, whether it’s to prevent unintended pregnancies or alleviate a condition. The type of contraception recommended may depend on several factors, such as:
- Age and overall health
- Sexual activity
- Possible risk factors
- Potential side effects
- Desire to have children in the future
- Level of comfort with a particular method
The effectiveness of birth control varies and some patients may need to try a few different methods before arriving at the best and most comfortable choice for their lifestyle. Discussing your personal and family planning needs with a physician is the first step to finding the best contraception for you.
Birth Control Methods
Many different forms of birth control are available for women. Contraceptives may be long-term or temporary depending on the method used, and some are better at preventing unintended pregnancies than others. Common forms of contraception for women include:
Short-Term Hormonal Contraceptives
This form of birth control is prescribed by your physician and must be taken regularly to be effective. Types of short-acting hormonal contraceptives include:
- Mini pill
- Vaginal ring
Long-term birth control methods are placed by your physician and offer lasting convenience for women. Long-term contraception may be permanent or temporary and include:
- Intrauterine device (IUDs)
- Hormonal implant
- Tubal ligation or occlusion
Barrier contraceptives are designed for use specifically during intercourse and may help prevent STIs. There are several types of barrier contraception methods, such as:
- Cervical cap
Emergency contraception pills help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Talk with your provider about Plan B and other emercency contraception pills.
Let our women’s health specialists help you learn more about the many methods available. During your appointment, our physicians can go over options of interest in detail, possible side effects, and other information to come up with an individualized solution that best suits your needs.
Schedule an Appointment with a Women’s Health Specialist
Discuss your contraception needs with a trusted women’s health specialist at Vanguard Medical Group. Our healthcare professionals proudly serve patients throughout northern and central NJ. Request an appointment at one of our locations today.