Contraception and Birth Control Pills in Houston, TX
Contraception and birth control are recommended for women who are sexually active and want to prevent pregnancy. Board-certified (gynecological) surgeon, Dr. Farhina Imtiaz of North Cypress Women’s Center offers contraception and birth control services to women in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy
What is Contraception?
Contraception encompasses several methods that reduce the likelihood of pregnancy for women who engage in sexual intercourse. Dr. Imtiaz recommends several types of contraception to her patients, such as birth control pills, surgery and intrauterine devices (IUDs). Some contraception methods are temporary while others are permanent. Choosing the right method of contraception helps you feel confident about your ability to defer pregnancy until you are ready to get pregnant.
Many women choose to not have children, and Dr. Imtiaz supports their decision by providing professional guidance on contraception. A woman’s choice for birth control method is very personal and based upon the patient’s individual preferences. Working with Dr. Imtiaz to find the right birth control method for you ensures that you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each option. This degree of knowledge helps you make an informed decision about contraception.
What Types of Contraception are Available?
Women who do not feel comfortable or confident with their birth control methods are less likely to use the contraception. Dr. Imtiaz is knowledgeable and experienced with a variety of birth control methods, such as birth control pills, IUDs, and tubal ligation. Giving women access to many types of contraception helps each patient feel comfortable with their chosen method of birth control and increases the likelihood that the contraception will be used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. At her practice, North Cypress Women’s Center, Dr. Imtiaz recommends the following types of birth control:
- Mirena IUD
- Paragard IUD
- Skyla IUD
- Oral contraception pills or birth control pills
- Permanent sterilization or Tubal Ligation
How Do I Use Contraception?
Each type of contraception has specific instructions that must be followed in order to optimize protection against pregnancy. Dr. Imtiaz advises her patients that certain types of contraception will only prevent pregnancy and not protect a woman from sexually transmitted diseases. Men and women should use condoms for vaginal, anal and oral sex even if another type of contraception is being used.
In order to recommend the best type of birth control for you, Dr. Imtiaz needs to understand your sexual lifestyle. These types of conversations can be very intimate, so you should prepare yourself to be open, honest and candid.
At the conclusion of your consultation, Dr. Imtiaz will recommend birth control pills, IUDs or other types of contraception based on your discussion during the appointment. She may ask you to try several types of birth control if you are uncertain which method is best for you and your partner. Dr. Imtiaz will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your progress and experience with birth control pills and other types of contraception.
How Much Do Contraception Cost in Houston?
Contraception is covered under most medical insurance policies. After your consultation, our patient coordinator will determine the level of coverage, as well as your out-of-pocket cost. You can pay for your portion by cash, check and major credit card. North Cypress Women’s Center also accepts CareCredit®, a type of financing for healthcare costs.
Is Contraception Right for Me?
If you are sexually active or plan to become sexually active, contraception is a good choice, especially if you do not wish to get pregnant. Dr. Imtiaz will also offer information on how to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases while being sexually active.
A consultation for birth control gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to manage your sexual health and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Imtiaz.
Birth control and contraception are part of responsible sexual health practices. Board-certified (gynecological) surgeon, Dr. Farhina Imtiaz offers birth control pills, IUDs, tubal ligation and other types of birth control to women in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy.