Birth Control Specialist

Advanced Gynecology & Surgery

OB/GYNs located in Brooklyn, NY

If you’re sexually active and not ready to have a baby, you have many options to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Faina Akselrod, MD, FACOG, FACS, and Genia Bekker, MD, FACOG, FACS, at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery provide women in the Greater New York City area with all methods of birth control, including tubal ligation. To learn more about your birth control options, call the office in Brooklyn, or schedule a consultation using the online booking button.

Birth Control Q & A

Advanced Gynecology & Surgery

What are the different methods of birth control?

When it comes to preventing pregnancy, you have many options, but some methods of birth control work better than others.

Birth control methods available at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery include:

  • Sterilization through tubal ligation
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Hormonal implant
  • Birth control pills or patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Birth control shot
  • Diaphragm

Some methods of birth control, such as the IUD or hormonal implant, last for years and require very little maintenance. Birth control pills are popular and most effective when taken daily as prescribed.

How do I know what type of birth control is best for me?

Your OB/GYN at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery can help you determine which method of birth control makes the most sense for you. Choosing a birth control method may depend on your future pregnancy plans, sexual activity, gynecological health, and health habits.

What is an IUD?

An intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective methods of birth control and can keep you from getting pregnant for 3-12 years, depending on the type of IUD.

Types of IUDs include:

  • Hormonal IUD
  • Nonhormonal IUD, made from copper

The IUD is a tiny device your OB/GYN implants directly into your uterus. It prevents pregnancy by altering sperm movement or blocking it altogether from swimming to the egg.

An IUD can be removed at any time. But once your OB/GYN takes out your IUD, you’re no longer protected and may need to use alternative methods of birth control to prevent pregnancy.

What is a tubal ligation?

A tubal ligation is a permanent method of birth control. You may know it better as having your tubes tied. During a tubal ligation, your OB/GYN cuts or blocks your fallopian tube, preventing the egg from traveling down the tube for fertilization by the sperm. A tubal ligation doesn’t stop ovulation or menstruation.

You can have a tubal ligation at any time.

Finding the right method of birth control doesn’t have to be difficult when you have women’s health experts helping you navigate through your choices. For expert gynecological care, call Advanced Gynecology & Surgery to schedule an appointment, or set up an appointment using the online booking button.