Contraception Options for Women
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Dr. Daniel Levin, a board certified OB/GYN, discusses birth control options including IUDs. He also mentions contraception side effects and how long they might last.


Contraception Options for Women Question: What contraception options are available in women? Dr. Daniel Levin. On behalf of my name is Dr. Daniel Levin. I’m a board certified OB GYN. Let’s talk a little bit about contraception. The two main groups of contraception, hormonal and non- hormonal. It is very important to always remember using hormonal contraception does not give any barrier against any STD’s. Using barrier methods in addition to hormonal contraception are the way to go unless one is in a monogamous relationship from both sides. Nowadays, birth control are overall very low dose and have very few side effects. It’s important to remember, it takes at least three to four months to the body to get used to the hormones in the birth control so that all the side effects overtime will diminish and not appear anymore. Another excellent way for long term birth control is the IUD or now very popular the Mirena IUD the one containing the local progesterone. It is very popular especially in this country after having babies already but it is also possible to insert it in women or young girls who do not have babies yet. The good part about this local progesterone with minimal in side effects over the whole body are the overtime period will almost eliminate they won’t be any monthly bleeding occasionally some spotting. Most women enjoy the fact that they do not get any period with this IUD. They can go on with their daily life and not to be stressed or need to adjust their life because of their period. On behalf of, thank you for watching.