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Aster OB/GYN

OB/GYNs located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

Take Control of Your Future: Personalized Birth Control Options at Aster OB/GYN

Choosing the right birth control isn't a one-size-fits-all decision. It's about finding what empowers YOU. At Aster OB/GYN, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Roesner are dedicated to providing a supportive environment where you can explore all your options.

Imagine: Confidence and peace of mind knowing you control your reproductive health.

We partner with you to:

  • Understand your unique needs and preferences

  • Explore all birth control options, from hormonal methods to non-hormonal approaches

  • Discuss potential side effects and answer any questions you may have

  • Empower you to make an informed decision that fits your lifestyle

Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Roesner are here to guide you on this important journey. Schedule a consultation today and take control of your future!

Birth Control: Your Guide to Making the Right Choice

This guide provides information on various birth control methods to help you choose the one that best suits your needs.

What is Birth Control?

Birth control, also known as contraception, is used to prevent pregnancy. There are many methods available, each with its advantages and disadvantages.

Choosing the Right Birth Control

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a birth control method:

  • Effectiveness: How well does it prevent pregnancy?
  • Ease of Use: How easy is it to use correctly and consistently?
  • Side Effects: Are there any side effects you're concerned about?
  • Cost: How much does it cost?
  • Protection Against STIs: Does it protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

Types of Birth Control

  • Hormonal Methods: These methods use hormones to prevent ovulation (egg release) or thicken cervical mucus to block sperm. Examples include birth control pills, patches, rings, shots, implants, and intrauterine devices (IUDs).
  • Barrier Methods: These methods physically block sperm from reaching the egg. Examples include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and sponges.
  • Spermicides: These chemicals kill sperm and can be used alone or with barrier methods.
  • Fertility Awareness-Based Methods: These methods track your menstrual cycle to identify fertile and infertile days. Abstinence during fertile days can prevent pregnancy.
  • Emergency Contraception: Also known as the "morning-after pill," this is a high-dose hormone medication used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.

Let's talk about it.

Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Roesner are here to help you choose the best birth control method for you. They can discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and preferences to find the most suitable option.

Here are some additional questions you may want to consider:

  • Can I get birth control without my parents' knowledge (applicable to teens)?
  • How can I protect myself from STIs?
  • What if I have trouble remembering to take my birth control?

Remember: Consistent and correct use of birth control is essential for its effectiveness.

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