Family planning empowers women to decide when and how to shape their families. Those who rely on Carrie Cogley, APRN, for contraception management can rely on personalized care and counseling at Primrose Women's Health in Dayton, Ohio. When you’re ready to explore your options, call or click to schedule a time to come in.
The ability to control reproduction is an essential right that every woman deserves. Contraception, commonly called birth control, allows women to decide when and whether they choose to become mothers.
Never before have there been so many wonderful options when it comes to birth control. While having options is always a good thing, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming. Contraception management helps women find the right fit for their unique set of needs.
Birth control options can be categorized under two general umbrellas: barrier and hormonal methods.
Barrier forms of birth control work by creating a physical barrier to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. Barrier birth control options include:
Adding spermicide to any of these methods increases their efficacy.
Hormonal forms of birth control prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, or otherwise creating conditions that are inhospitable to fertilization. Examples of hormonal birth control options include:
All of these options offer excellent protection, and some (like IUDs and implants) require very little active maintenance on your part. You can also learn more about permanent options like female sterilization.
If you are certain that you do not want to become pregnant, avoid methods like withdrawal (pulling out) and fertility awareness (rhythm method). These options do not provide adequate protection and should not be used unless you are prepared to handle an unwanted pregnancy.
Even if you’ve been using the same birth control method for many years, the practice offers counseling, which allows you the opportunity to explore all options so you can find the best fit for your needs.
Contraception management does not take long and provides the information you need to shape your own women’s health journey. Just ask your practitioner for information during your next well woman exam.
To book a visit, call the office today or spend a few moments online to find a time that fits your schedule.