Birth Control

Birth Control in Fairfax, Vienna, and Tysons Corner

Thankfully, there are so many options for those of reproductive age to help prevent unwanted pregnancy.

There are hormonal and non-hormonal options, as well as some that are temporary and some that are permanent.

And it’s often more than just contraception. Birth control may be used to treat certain women’s health conditions, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and acne.

What Are My Options for Birth Control?

Each method has its own efficacy, benefits, and considerations, empowering you to make informed choices about your reproductive health. Options include:

  • Hormonal methods, such as birth control pills, patches, and injections, which work by altering hormone levels to prevent ovulation
  • Barrier methods, like diaphragms, to physically block sperm from reaching the egg
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, for highly effective, low-maintenance contraception
  • Sterilization procedures, including tubal ligation and vasectomy, for permanent contraception

How Do I Choose a Contraceptive for My Needs?

Choosing a contraceptive that fits your needs involves taking into account your lifestyle, personal preferences, and medical history. Discuss options with your healthcare provider, who can offer personalized recommendations based on your individual circumstances.

Factors such as effectiveness, convenience, potential side effects, and whether you prefer hormonal or non-hormonal methods all play a role in choosing the best method for you. Reflect on your future plans regarding family planning and whether you desire temporary or permanent contraception.

Prioritize your comfort, convenience, and overall health when selecting a contraceptive method that aligns with your needs and preferences.

Where Should I Go for Women’s Healthcare Including Birth Control in Vienna, Fairfax, or Tysons Corner?

Turn to the women’s health specialists at Virginia Family Medicine!

Call our team today at 703-383-4836 to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient locations around Northern Virginia.