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Contraception Specialist

Orange Blossom Women's Group

Board Certified OB-GYNS, Midwives & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in New Port Richey, FL & Land O' Lakes, FL

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to preventing pregnancy. Reut Bardach, MD, and the OB/GYN team at Orange Blossom Women’s Group in Trinity, Florida, offer a variety of contraceptive options to meet your needs, including pills and implants. They specialize in contraceptive counseling to help you find the right birth control and offer on-site placement for intrauterine devices (IUDs). Find out more about the contraception services available at Orange Blossom Women’s Group by calling the office or requesting an appointment through the online booking system.

Contraception Q & A

What is contraception?

Contraception is a method of preventing unwanted pregnancies. The team at Orange Blossom Women’s Group offers a variety of contraceptive options to meet your needs and help you plan the family you want. 

Birth control options include:

  • IUDs
  • Condoms
  • Birth control pills
  • Nexplanon® implants

You and your provider can work together to determine the right method of birth control for you based on your age, your health history, your lifestyle, and your future family plans.

How does contraception work?

Methods of contraception work in different ways to prevent a pregnancy. Depending on your needs, you may choose one type of birth control over the other.

Barrier birth control

Barrier methods like a cervical cap or condom prevent sperm from meeting the egg. These methods may include a spermicide that destroys sperm to prevent fertilization. Condoms also provide protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Hormonal birth control

Hormonal birth control delivers a steady stream of hormones into your blood to regulate your menstrual cycle. Birth control pills, hormonal IUDs, and the Nexplanon implant are effective forms of hormonal birth control.

Nonhormonal birth control

If you can’t tolerate hormones because of underlying medical conditions or your age, you may be a candidate for a nonhormonal birth control method. Nonhormonal IUDs contain copper that alters the lining of your uterus to prevent sperm and egg from meeting.

What can I expect during an IUD placement?

The team at Orange Blossom Women’s Group offers several types of IUDs, including Skyla®, Mirena®, and ParaGuard®, that provide pregnancy protection for 3-12 years.

They perform a five-minute, in-office procedure using a specialized instrument to insert the IUD into your uterus through your vagina and cervix.

Following an IUD placement, it’s normal to experience some mild cramping or light spotting, both of which should resolve in a day or two.

If you’re interested in becoming pregnant, your provider can safely remove the IUD during an in-office procedure, or they can provide guidance for discontinuing other forms of birth control.

Rely on the contraceptive expertise of the team at Orange Blossom Women’s Group by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.