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Birth Control

If you have concerns that your birth control isn’t the right one for you or are experiencing unpleasant side effects from your birth control, Dr. Patricia Modad, MD, at Palm Coast OB GYN in Palm Coast, Florida, can help. Dr. Modad takes a comprehensive approach to women’s health and works with you to help you decide what method of birth control is best for you. For compassionate care, call the office or request an appointment at the link above today.

Birth Control Q & A

What is birth control?

Birth control includes the tools available for preventing unintended pregnancies. These include prescription medication, devices, and over-the-counter products.

Though there are many birth control options, some methods work better than others, and not all forms work for all women.

Dr. Modad understands the many concerns women have about birth control, including side effects and effectiveness. Many also question if their current birth control method is the best option for them.

When you come in with concerns about birth control, Dr. Modad will spend time talking with you about your concerns and needs, helping you figure out what method is best for you.

What are the different types of birth control?

There are many types of birth control. During your consultation, Dr. Modad talks to you about all the birth control options, how they work, and potential side effects. She wants to provide as much information as possible to make an informed decision about your birth control.

Types of birth control include:

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation, also sometimes referred to as "having your tubes tied", is a permanent form of birth control. It’s a highly effective form of birth control and best suited for women with no plans for future pregnancies.

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)

LARCs include birth control devices like the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. LARCs prevent unintended pregnancies for 3-10 years, depending on the type. This method of birth control is nearly as effective at preventing pregnancy as tubal ligation. 

Short-acting hormonal methods 

Short-acting hormonal methods of birth control include the birth control pill, patch, and shot. When using short-acting hormonal methods, you must use them as directed by Dr. Modad to ensure effectiveness. 

Barrier methods

Diaphragms, cervical caps, and condoms are barrier forms of birth control. When using barrier methods of birth control to prevent pregnancy, you must be diligent about using your device each time you have sex. 

Condoms are the only form of birth control that protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

What birth control is best for me?

Dr. Modad works closely with you to help you find the birth control that best meets your needs. Because so many women have concerns about birth control, Dr. Modad conducts all birth control consultations herself. 

She takes a comprehensive and flexible approach, helping you choose the birth control that’s best for you. 

Schedule your birth control consultation by calling Palm Coast OB GYN or requesting an appointment at the link above today.