Pros and Cons of a Hormonal Intrauterine Device (IUD) Birth Control

Birth control is a personal choice for a woman. It can be challenging to choose the option that’s right for your body. The best thing to do is to research each option and discuss with your health care provider what is best for you. The most effective methods are the...

Permanent Birth Control: Is it for you?

You’ve decided that you would like to not have any more children so permanent birth control is an important option to discuss with your doctor. Over 60% of women of reproductive age are currently using contraception and about 10 million (27%) use female sterilization....

How to Choose Contraception

The recent comments by Pope Francis about family planning has revived conversations about birth control for those of the Catholic faith, as well as the general public.  “How do I choose the right method for me?” is a common question for many women. In the last decade,...

2014 Interesting Developments in Obstetrics & Gynecology Part 2

Here is the second installment of interesting studies that effected OBGYN and women’s health in 2014. See our blog post for Dec. 8, 2014 to read part 1. Long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents – The etonogestrel implant and intrauterine device (IUD)...

How to Choose a Birth Control Method

What factors should you consider when choosing a family planning or birth control method?  This is an important question your OB/GYN can help you think through. How often you have sex, your health, and whether or not you want children all play a role in which form of...