Birth Control Specialist

Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, M.D.P.C.

OBGYNs located in Woodbury, MN

The experienced physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, M.D.P.C., believe in a woman’s right to choose when and if she wishes to become pregnant. If you want to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, but you feel overwhelmed at the range of available birth control options, a caring expert at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists can help. The team empowers women with information and resources to make their own decisions about contraception. To schedule an appointment, call the clinic in Woodbury, Minnesota, today, or book online.

Birth Control

What is birth control?

Birth control, also known as contraception, allows you to choose when and if you wish to become pregnant. Different types of contraception work in different ways, but all kinds of birth control prevent a man’s sperm from fertilizing a woman’s egg during sexual intercourse.

Women have different needs when it comes to contraception, and deciding which birth control method to use is an individual choice. The experienced team at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists can provide you with all the information you need to select the right type of contraception for your body, lifestyle, and personal comfort.

Which birth control options are available?

Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists offers an array of birth control choices. Birth control methods prevent pregnancy in one of three ways: 

Barrier birth control

Barrier contraception physically prevents sperm from entering the uterus and fertilizing an egg. Examples include condoms, intrauterine devices (IUDs both hormonal and copper), and vaginal rings, as well as contraceptive surgeries, such as tubal ligation. 

Hormonal birth control

Medication containing hormones that regulate ovulation prevents pregnancy by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg during your monthly cycle. Examples of hormonal birth control include pills, implant devices, vaginal rings, and patches.

Some IUDs release hormones that make the environment of the cervix and uterus hostile to sperm to reduce the chance of conception. However, hormonal IUDs don’t stop you from ovulating. 

Natural birth control

Fertility tracking allows you to understand when you’re body releases an egg each month, so you can avoid sex during that time. Fertility tracking can prevent pregnancy, but it’s not as effective as other birth control methods. 

Which birth control method should I consider? 

A confidential consultation with an experienced physician at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists can help you decide which birth control option best meets your individual needs. Your physician begins with a review of your medical history and asks questions about your sexual activity, lifestyle, and reproductive goals. They also conduct a pelvic exam, order lab tests, or order diagnostic imaging, such as an ultrasound.

Following your consultation, your physician discusses all your birth control choices with you in detail so you feel informed and empowered to make the choice that’s right for your personal needs.

To schedule an appointment for contraception counseling with a trusted expert, call Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists today or request an appointment online.