Birth Control Specialist

Anu Kothari, MD -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC

Anu Kothari, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Hicksville, NY

Women have many options when it comes to preventing unintended pregnancies. Anu Kothari, MD, FACOG, and the team at Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, provide birth control consultations at their office in Hicksville, New York. Dr. Kothari and the team work closely with you to help you find the birth control method that best meets your family planning and health needs. Call the office or schedule your birth control consultation online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Birth Control Q & A

What is birth control?

Birth control, also known as contraception, includes any device, medication, or method you use to prevent pregnancy. Women have many birth control options, and the method best suited for you depends on your health needs, current and future pregnancy plans, and sexual activity.

The team of women’s health experts at Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, can talk to you about your birth control options and help you decide what method makes the best choice for you. 

What are the types of birth control?

There are many types of birth control. They include:

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)

LARCs prevent pregnancy anywhere from 3-10 years. At Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, the team uses the intrauterine device (IUD), which is a LARC device they place in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. 

IUDs are one of the most effective forms of birth control and include hormonal and non-hormonal options. They work by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg, preventing sperm from reaching the egg, or thinning the uterine lining to stop egg implantation. 

Short-acting hormonal methods

Short-acting hormonal methods of birth control include birth control pills, patches, and shots. These birth control methods stop your ovaries from releasing an egg or prevent sperm from reaching the egg. 

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation, also known as having your tubes tied, is a permanent form of birth control. It involves cutting or blocking your fallopian tubes to stop sperm from reaching your egg.

The team may recommend this form of birth control if you have no future plans for pregnancy.

Barrier methods

Condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps are barrier forms of birth control. They prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching the egg. 

Condoms also offer some protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and women may choose to use condoms as a secondary form of birth control to protect their health. 

What can I expect during a birth control consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, for a birth control consultation. The team asks detailed questions about your current and future family planning needs, as well as your gynecological, medical, and sexual history.

Your women’s health expert talks to you about your birth control options and, together, you decide what method makes the best choice for you. For IUDs, the team places the device during an in-office visit, which they may schedule at another time.

To schedule your birth control consultation at Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, call the office or book an appointment online today.