Birth Control Specialist

Kheyson MD

OBGYNs & Primary Care Practices located in Staten Island, NY

Modern birth control options can be over 99% effective at protecting you from unwanted pregnancy. If you need help determining which type of birth control is best for your unique needs, schedule an evaluation at Kheyson MD in Annadale, Staten Island, New York. You can book your birth control appointment directly through the website, or you can call the office to speak with a team member.

Birth Control Q & A

How does birth control work?

Each type of birth control works a little differently, although they all have the same goal: Preventing pregnancy. Below are descriptions of some of the most common types of contraception and how they work.

Non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUD)

Intrauterine devices, more commonly known as IUDs, prevent sperm from reaching an egg. There are several different IUDs, which are tiny inserts your gynecologist places near the top of your uterus, but one common type is made of copper material. Copper repels sperm, so sperm can’t enter your fallopian tubes and fertilize an egg. 

Hormonal birth control

Hormonal birth control options include the pill, shot, vaginal ring, patch, and implant. There are even some types of IUDs that contain hormones. Hormonal birth control can:

  • Stop ovulation each month
  • Change your cervical mucus to make it more difficult for sperm to travel
  • Change the lining of your uterus to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg

Barrier methods

Barrier methods of birth control, including the male and female condom, as well as the diaphragm, block sperm from reaching eggs. With male condoms, for instance, semen is collected in the reservoir, so it can’t enter the vaginal canal. Female barrier methods are placed inside your vagina and cover your cervix to block sperm. 

Does birth control protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) while you’re sexually active is to use a male condom. They can also serve as a backup form of birth control to further help protect you from unwanted pregnancy.

Because hormonal birth control solutions, IUDs, and other types of doctor-prescribed birth control won’t safeguard you from STDs, it’s important to always use a condom. 

Which type of birth control is right for me?

When you come into Kheyson MD for your birth control appointment, you undergo a head-to-toe evaluation. Your dedicated OB/GYN sits and talks with you about your personal health history, as well as your sexual health, and family planning needs to better help you determine which type of birth control is going to best suit your lifestyle. 

Because you have so many birth control options available at Kheyson MD, you can find a solution that’s right for you.

Schedule your birth control evaluation at Kheyson MD today. Click on the online scheduling feature or call the clinic to book a visit.