How birth control from your OBGYN doctors in Bowie, Greenbelt, and North Bethesda, MD, can help you.
Choosing the right birth control method is important because each birth control method offers benefits. You don’t need to make the decision alone. Your dermatologist can help you make the right choice that’s best for you and your body.
The OBGYN doctors at Capital Women’s Care Division 66 offer a wide variety of OBGYN services, including birth control. They have several convenient office locations in Bowie, Greenbelt, and North Bethesda, MD, to help you.
Birth control offers some important benefits. Birth control can:
- Prevent you from getting pregnant
- Help maintain stable hormone levels
- Help clear up acne and other skin conditions
- Reduce severe cramping and pain during your period
- Reduce heavy bleeding during your period
- Help regulate the time you have your period
Birth control methods are easier now than ever before, and there are many options to choose from, including:
Birth control pills, which are taken orally; they release a stable amount of hormones prevent pregnancy.
Contraceptive skin patches, which are placed on your skin; they gradually release hormones to prevent pregnancy.
Vaginal rings, which are inserted into your vagina; these release hormones to prevent pregnancy.
Birth control injections, which are administered every 3 to 6 months; these gradually release hormones over time to prevent pregnancy.
Birth control implants, which are small rod-like devices implanted in your skin; these release hormones periodically and can last up to 3 years.
Intrauterine devices, commonly known as IUDs, which contain hormones or copper; the IUD is placed inside your uterus and can be effective for up to 3 to 5 years if it contains hormones, and up to 10 years if it contains copper.
Condoms, cervical caps, sponges, spermicide, and diaphragms can also help prevent pregnancy. Condoms have the added advantage of protecting you from sexually-transmitted diseases, or STDs.
To learn more about the types of birth control and their benefits, call the OBGYN doctors at Capital Women’s Care Division 66. You can reach them in any of their offices in Bowie, Greenbelt, and North Bethesda, MD, by calling (301) 249-4090, so call now.