Birth control comes in many forms, providing women with a multitude of options to choose from that will work best for their body, values, and lifestyle. At Daniel Kushner, MD, in White Plains and Queens, New York, Dr. Kushner and his team provides top-notch care and support for women looking to start or who are currently using birth control. To find out more about birth control options, call or book online.
Birth control, also called contraception, is any medicine, method or device that prevents a woman from getting pregnant. Each of these prevention options works in different ways to prevent pregnancy and have varying levels of effectiveness.
There are medical and nonmedical types of birth control. Some are types that you perform on a daily basis or each time you have sex, and others that will last for years. The following is a list of birth control types, listed in order of effectiveness with the most effective at the top. They include:
Each of these birth control types has specific instructions to follow in order to be effective. Dr. Kushner will provide comprehensive education and material on your choice.
Dr. Kushner will take time and care to discuss important issues that will help you decide which method of birth control is right for you. Some of the topics include:
It’s also important to remember that your preference for a certain method may change over time depending on your specific needs.
An Intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped device that Dr. Kushner inserts into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. At 99 percent effective, IUDs are one of the most effective methods of birth control available and can last anywhere from three to ten years. They are reversible, so you can get pregnant as soon as you have it removed.
Dr. Kushner is dedicated to finding the right birth control method that works for you and your lifestyle. To learn more about birth control, please call or book your appointment online.