Family planning decisions are very individual. OB/GYN Nerissa Guballa, MD, knows the type of contraception you choose hinges on effectiveness, your health history, potential side effects, and convenience. At her practice, Nerissa Guballa MD PC on the Upper East Side of New York, you receive education and recommendations for family planning methods. The team can place LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptives) at any time. Call today or book online to take care of your family planning needs.
There are several major categories of family planning, including:
Each type of family planning method is effective when used correctly, but some are more convenient than others and have less room for user error.
For example, IUDs are implanted into your uterus and provide immediate 99% effective protection against pregnancy without any action on your part. The pill is also very effective but you have to remember to take it every day.
Dr. Guballa works with you to determine which type of contraception is right for your needs, health, and family goals. She’ll have you consider questions such as:
She’ll also ask you to think about how comfortable each method is for your partner, and whether or not you need protection against STDs.
The use of male or female condoms can reduce your risk of contracting or spreading STDs. For optimal protection against STDs and pregnancy, use a dual method of family planning. This means using a condom during intercourse as well as having another, more reliable, plan of protection against unwanted pregnancy, such as the pill or an IUD.
Dr. Guballa helps you find a birth control method that aligns with your existing health, your lifestyle, and your plans for a future family. Book an appointment by calling the office or scheduling online to learn more.