Birth Control Options
Birth control has been used by men and women for many years to more accurately plan the timing of – or entirely prevent pregnancy. With all the safe and effective methods that are currently available, Dr. Raleigh Unterseher, your Chico CA area gynecology doctor can help you decide which method is the best option for your individual lifestyle.
Because each couple has different needs when choosing their own approach toward birth control – and because there is no “best” method – your gynecology doctor Chico will discuss all of your options with you and explain the benefits and disadvantages of each.
There are a number of factors to be considered when choosing your best option, and the choice can sometimes be tough. Some of the facts you need to discuss with your gynecologist include:
- The number of sexual partners you have had and currently have;
- If you want to have children in the future;
- The effective rate for each method of birth control and any possible side effects that you might experience;
- A review of your general health;
- How frequently you have sexual intercourse.
Keep in mind that except for abstinence, no birth control method is completely foolproof. But by using the birth control option you choose correctly and consistently you’ll significantly reduce the chances of an unplanned pregnancy.
You should also discuss the effectiveness of each method of birth control with your gynecology doctor Chico. For instance, some people incorrectly believe that the withdrawal method – when a man removes his penis prior to ejaculation – is effective, when in reality it’s positively not!
The sperm can actually be released before the man pulls out by way of the pre-ejaculate fluid on the tip of his penis – and it often does.
The bottom line is that you are the only one who can decide which birth control method is best for you, but we’re here to help to make the right decision by arming you with information.
Don’t wait – call us today at (530) 332-9288 to schedule your confidential consultation.