Artemis OB/GYN

Obstetrics, Midwivery, and Minimally Invasive Robotic Gynecology located in Union, NJ

Planning the family of your dreams is your right as a woman. Artemis OB/GYN in Union, New Jersey, offers a wide range of contraceptive options to meet your family planning needs. Whether you prefer birth control pills or injections or need a non-hormonal method of contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies, you can find customized solutions at Artemis OB/GYN. Schedule a consultation using the online booking feature or by calling the office today.

Contraception Q & A

What contraception services are available?

Artemis OB/GYN offers a comprehensive range of birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Options for contraception include:

Hormonal contraceptive methods

A variety of contraceptives use steady doses of hormones to prevent fertilization of eggs by sperm. These methods include:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Implants
  • Injections
  • Vaginal ring

Non-hormonal contraceptive methods

For those unable to tolerate hormones due to associated risk factors or underlying health issues, counseling for non-hormonal contraceptive methods that prevent sperm from traveling to the egg is available, such as:

  • Condoms
  • Sponges
  • Diaphragms

Intrauterine devices (IUDs)

Artemis OB/GYN also offers hormonal (Mirena® and Skyla®) and non-hormonal (Paragard®) intrauterine devices, which interfere with sperm mobility and health to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Which contraceptive method is right for me?

Your provider at Artemis OB/GYN can determine which contraceptive method is right for you by reviewing your medical history and discussing your plans for a family.

If you’re planning to have children in the near future, you may be a good candidate for pills, patches, and other forms of short-acting birth control methods. If you wish to delay pregnancy for several years, you may prefer a birth control implant or an IUD.

The team may also recommend a tubal ligation as a permanent method for birth control when you no longer wish to become pregnant.

What’s involved in a tubal ligation?

A tubal ligation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to block your fallopian tubes, the structures that allow the egg to travel to the sperm. Your doctor uses laparoscopic surgical techniques to tie or cut the tubes to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Laparoscopy allows your doctor to perform the procedure using specialized surgical instruments that fit through small incisions to reduce your risk for complications, pain, and scars.

A tubal ligation will protect you from pregnancy, but you still need to use protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

To schedule a family planning consultation to discuss your options for contraception, call Artemis OB/GYN today or request an appointment online now.