If you’re having a hard time finding the right type of birth control, Joseph Roofeh, MD, in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, can help. Dr. Roofeh focuses on your unique health and educates you about your birth control options so you can make the most informed decision. No single form of birth control works for all and consulting with a skilled OB/GYN can help you find the method that’s best for you. Call the office or book a birth control consultation online today.
Birth control, also referred to as contraception, refers to the various methods used to prevent pregnancy. It includes medications and devices you get from the doctor, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) products available at your local pharmacy.
Dr. Roofeh is an experienced OB/GYN specializing in birth control for women. He can talk with you about the types of birth control and help you make the most informed choice.
You have many options when it comes to birth control. Your birth control choices include:
Sterilization is a permanent form of birth control. In women, the procedure involves cutting or blocking the fallopian tube to prevent sperm from reaching your egg. This is also called “getting your tubes tied.”
Dr. Roofeh only recommends this procedure if you have no future pregnancy plans.
LARC methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. These devices go in your body and prevent pregnancy for three to 10 years.
LARCs are one of the most effective forms of birth control because once in place, you don’t have to worry about it.
The birth control pill, patch, vaginal ring, and shot are short-acting hormonal methods of contraception. You must use these forms of birth control as prescribed to reduce risk of pregnancy.
Barrier methods of birth control include condoms and diaphragms. You must use these methods each time you have sex to prevent pregnancy. Condoms also provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
The details of your birth control consultation with Dr. Roofeh depends on your family planning goals and health needs. Dr. Roofeh spends time talking with you, asking questions about your current and future pregnancy plans, sexual history, and gynecology-related concerns.
Though not necessary for a birth control consultation, Dr. Roofeh may perform a physical and pelvic exam to confirm or rule out a gynecological condition.
He then talks with you about the different types of birth control, the pros and cons of each, and how they work. Then, together, you decide what method makes the right choice for you.
Dr. Roofeh provides a prescription or schedules a follow-up appointment to implant a device or perform a procedure.
With the help of a skilled OB/GYN, you can feel confident in your birth control method. Dr. Roofeh places your health first and provides you with the resources you need to make an informed decision. Call the office of Joseph Roofeh, MD, or book online today.