Contraception and Family Planning Houston
Choosing a method of contraception is an important decision that will impact your life, your family, and your future. At The Women’s Clinic of Houston, we offer a variety of options for contraception so that we can help our patients find the one that works best for them. Our team will take the time to understand your unique needs, address any questions or concerns you may have, and offer family planning advice to help you choose your best method of protection for you and your partner.
The Variety of Contraceptives
We have all different types of contraceptives: barrier methods, birth control pills, injectable, patches, rings, implantable devices and intrauterine devices. We also offer permanent sterilization methods and others for women who do not plan on having children or more children.
Choosing the Right Contraceptive for YouDuring your consultation, Dr. Marcos will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each contraceptive option’s use and effectiveness. Dr. Marcos will also take into consideration your life, age, health and previous experience as these factors can affect your overall results. Dr. Marcos will go over any pertinent medical history and analyze your current health to determine if you may not be suited for certain options. The decision is ultimately yours, but we will help you make the right choice.
Schedule your consult today at The Women’s Clinic of Houston 713.692.0600
Contraceptive Options We Offer
Tubal LigationCommonly referred to “having your tubes tied”, tubal ligation is an option for permanent birth control. The tubal ligation procedures we offer are performed in-office and leave no scars.
Skyla is an intrauterine device (IUD). It is a small T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus non-surgically. Skyla releases a low dose of hormones and is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years. No daily pills, monthly refills, or trips to the pharmacy. Skyla only takes minutes to insert during a routine visit. Skyla is FDA-approved and can be safely removed from the uterus at any time if you plan on becoming pregnant or find that you no longer wish to continue using Skyla.
Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic and placed into your uterus by your healthcare provider during a routine office visit.