Comprehensive OBGYN PA
Sariye Savci, MD, FACOG
OBGYN located in Hackensack, NJ
Birth control helps women stay in charge of their health and body. Dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care, Sariye Savci, MD, FACOG, at Comprehensive OBGYN PA, offers many birth control options. To schedule your birth control consultation with this experienced board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, call the office in Hackensack, New Jersey, or book an appointment online today.
Birth Control Q & A
What is birth control?
Birth control includes any device, system, medication, or procedure that prevents unintended pregnancies. When it comes to family planning and preventing pregnancy, women have many birth control options.
Dr. Savci is an experienced OBGYN who takes a patient-centered approach to care. She knows no single method of birth control works for all and offers many options.
What are some of the birth control methods?
There are many methods of birth control:
Sterilization is a permanent form of birth control. For women, Dr. Savci performs tubal ligation, which severs or blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent an egg from meeting with sperm.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)
LARCs include the intrauterine device (IUD), in a hormonal or nonhormonal type, which prevents pregnancy for three to 10 years. Once the device is in place, there’s nothing else you need to do. LARCs are one of the most effective forms of birth control.
Dr. Savci doesn’t offer the progesterone implant, also known as the birth control implant.
Short-term hormonal methods
Short-term hormonal methods of birth control include the birth control pill, patch, and shot.
In addition to preventing unintended pregnancy, Dr. Savci may recommend short-term hormonal methods of birth control as a treatment for various gynecological conditions such as fibroids or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Barrier methods include the diaphragm and cervical cap. You must use these forms of birth control every time you have intercourse to prevent pregnancy.
Condoms are also a barrier form of birth control that protects you from contracting certain types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Depending on your sexual activity, Dr. Savci may recommend condoms in addition to other methods to protect you from STDs.
What type of birth control is best for me?
Though certain methods of birth control work better than others, there’s no single best method for all women. When you visit Comprehensive OBGYN PA for a birth control consultation, Dr. Savci spends time talking to you about your current and future pregnancy plans.
She also reviews your medical, gynecological, and sexual history and performs a physical. Depending on your health concerns and needs, she may also conduct a pelvic exam.
Once Dr. Savci understands your family planning needs, she talks to you about your birth control options, including the benefits and drawbacks of the various methods. Then together, you decide what type of birth control makes the best choice for you.
Birth control puts you in charge of your health. Call Comprehensive OBGYN PA or click the website scheduling tool to book your birth control consultation today.