Advanced contraceptive methods are up to 99% effective (or more). Plus, with so many different types of contraception on the market, you have plenty of options to choose from, depending on your needs. Find out which birth control method is right for you by booking an appointment with Shawn Osterholt, MD, FACOG, or Curtis Orr, MD, FACOG. These leading practitioners at OB/GYN LTD. in Springfield, Ohio have extensive training with modern contraception methods and can help you find the best solution. Schedule your visit either online or over the phone.
The effectiveness of birth control and contraceptives depends on how they’re used. Birth control pills, for instance, are 91% effective, but you have to take it exactly as prescribed at the same time every single day. Otherwise, its effectiveness can be lower.
Modern intrauterine devices (IUDs) and birth control implants are some of the most effective types of contraception; both are over 99% effective. What’s particularly beneficial about these contraceptives is your doctor places them, so there’s nothing to remember to do (or take).
It’s important to remember that while many contraceptive options are over 90% effective for preventing unwanted pregnancies, they don’t protect you from sexually-transmitted diseases or infections (STDs or STIs). It’s still essential to use a condom to prevent STDs and STIs.
The beneficial thing about pills, patches, shots, IUDs, and implants is that you're fertile as soon as they wear off (or as soon as you have them removed). In some cases, you can even become pregnant within a few weeks of stopping your contraceptive method.
If you need to start birth control or are looking for an alternative method, schedule an exam at OB/GYN LTD. by calling the office or using the online scheduler.