Birth Control Specialist

Gemini OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Pembroke Pines, FL & Weston, FL

There have never been as many options for birth control as there are today. Let the medical professionals at Gemini OBGYN in Pembroke Pines and Weston, Florida, help you find the family planning solution that’s right for you. Call the offices today for a personal, confidential appointment.

Birth Control Q & A

What are the best birth control options available now?

The best option depends on your lifestyle and your relationships with sexual partners. A 25-year-old single woman may have different needs than a 35-year-old married woman who is planning a family. Birth control pills remain one of the most common choices, and there are plenty of options within the category. There are two general types: mini-pills and combination pills. When selecting combination pills, there’s a further choice between conventional style or continuous dose pills. The conventional type follow the monthly cycle and users experience monthly menstrual periods. Continuous dosing may reduce periods to 4 per year or eliminate them completely. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is another popular option.

What is LARC?

For a woman who’s made the decision to postpone childbearing for several years, choosing long-acting reversible contraception may be the ideal option. There are two choices:

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, have been around the longest. IUDs works two ways: by creating conditions hostile to sperm to prevent fertilization, and by preventing an egg that does become fertilized from implanting in the uterine walls  IUDs can be placed and removed during short appointments at Gemini OBGYN.

Contraceptive implants are thin plastic rods, about the size of a matchstick. These are implanted in the upper arm, and they work in much the same way as birth control pills. The implant typically lasts up to three years. While women who are done having children may choose LARCs, permanent sterilization is also an option.

What permanent sterilization options exist?

There are both surgical and non-surgical options for permanent sterilization:

Tubal ligation, commonly referred to as “having your tubes tied,” breaks the path of the fallopian tubes, preventing the egg and sperm from coming into contact. Surgery can now be done laparoscopically, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure.

Major Commercial Insurance Plans Accepted

At Gemini OBGYN, we accept most commercial insurances plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Memorial Care
United Healthcare
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