Should I Be on Birth Control? - Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn

Should I Be on Birth Control?

Birth control includes a variety of different methods for preventing pregnancy. It’s a sensitive topic for some people, but if you need a safe place to discuss your birth control options or determine if birth control is the right choice for you and your body, the specialists at Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn are here to help you make a decision in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. There are a number of benefits to birth control to consider.

Preventing Pregnancy

The main purpose of birth control is to prevent pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur any time you have vaginal intercourse, including the very first time. If you are sexually active but do not want to get pregnant, you should consider birth control. However, birth control options like pills or an IUD do not protect you from getting sexually transmitted diseases. Only a condom can do that.

Menstrual Cramps, Migraines, or Heavy Bleeding

If you suffer from severe menstrual cramps, have menstrual migraines, or have heavy bleeding during your periods, birth control pills can help minimize those monthly aggravations. There are a number of different pill options available that can help improve your symptoms.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the endometrium – tissue from the inner walls of your uterus – breaks away and begins to form on the outer walls of your uterus. The endometrium may spread to your ovaries, fallopian tubes, intestines, or other organs. Birth control cannot cure endometriosis, but it can minimize the pain.

Reduced Risk of Cancer

Taking oral contraceptives (birth control) has been proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers. People who take birth control reduce their risk of developing endometrial cancer by nearly 30%. And people who have used birth control cut their risk in half of developing ovarian cancer.

If you would like to learn more about your options for birth control, schedule an appointment with an Ob/Gyn specialist at Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn. With specialized care and cutting-edge treatments in obstetrics and gynecology, Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn offers a wide variety of gynecologic and obstetric services from leaders in Ob/Gyn research development. Call 937.771.5100 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.

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