Dr. Biswas believes in establishing collaborative relationships with patients and shared decision-making. Better yet, she offers many different forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy.
The birth control pill uses progestin and estrogen hormones. You need to take the pill at the same time every day for it to be the most effective.
The birth control patch contains the hormones estrogen and progestin. You wear the patch for a total of 21 days. You place the small patch on your skin once a week for three weeks. During the fourth week, you do not wear a patch so that menstrual bleeding can occur.
The (vaginal) Ring
A vaginal ring is a ring with hormones you place in your vagina. There’s usually a four-week cycle where the ring remains in your vagina for three weeks. Afterward, you take it out for one week to allow menstrual bleeding to occur.
Depo-Provera is the brand name for medroxyprogesterone acetate — a contraceptive injection that contains the hormone progestin. Depo-Provera is given as an injection every three months.
IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a small device that Dr. Biswas inserts into your uterus. IUDs are available in different types, such as copper and hormonal variations. IUDs can protect against pregnancy for 3-10 years, and they can be removed in the office at any time.
Tubal ligation is a permanent method of birth control where Dr. Biswas ties, cuts, or blocks your fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation stops the egg from traveling from your ovaries through your fallopian tubes. Tubal ligation blocks the sperm from reaching the egg.