Contraception Specialist

FemCare OB/Gyn

OB-GYN located in Miami, FL

FemCare OB-GYN in Miami, Florida offers guidance and information for women seeking contraception.

Contraception Q & A

Are there Options when it comes to Birth Control Pills?

There are more options for birth control pills than many women are aware of.  The two general options available are continuous dosing pills and conventional pill packs.

Women who choose conventional prescriptions still experience a monthly period. Some women prefer continuous dosing pills because when using them, a woman only has a period four time per year and some do not have a period at all. Our physicians will explain the various options that are available, along with the benefits and potential risks of each.

What about Long-Term Birth Control Options?

For women who don’t want to get pregnant now but think they may want to at some future time, there are long-term birth control options that are also reversible. These options include:

  • Intrauterine devices - ParaGard, Mirena, and Skyla
  • Contraceptive injections - Depo-Provera  
  • Contraceptive implants - Nexplanon

Long-term birth control is attractive because of its effectiveness and ease of use but is most often chosen because fertility is still an option. If an intrauterine or contraceptive implant is chosen, the patient has to visit her physician so he can remove the device. It generally takes longer for fertility to return after having a contraceptive injection.

What if a Patient Wants Permanent Birth-Control?

There are several sterilization options that are available. These include tubal ligation, which requires surgery, and the Essure system that permanently blocks the fallopian tubes.

Are There Birth-Control Options in the Case of Emergency?

While emergency contraception is not designed to replace routine birth control, it is an option in the case of unprotected sex, when a patient misses taking birth control pill, or the method of birth control fails. Emergency birth-control options include:

  • Copper IUD (ParaGard) - Must be inserted within five days after unprotected sex.
  • Emergency contraception pills - More effective when used as soon as possible but can be effective up to five days after unprotected sex.

Accepted Insurance

At FemCare OB-GYN, we strive to serve every patient's Obstetric and Gynecological needs. We currently accept the following insurance plans. If you have any questions about the policies we accept, please call the office to find out how we can partner with you.

Aetna
AvMed
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
Humana
Medicare
PHCS
Tricare
Tricare Prime
United Healthcare