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Board-certified gynecologist Dr. Linda Sodoma is proud to provide women throughout Gilbert, AZ and beyond access to a variety of birth control options. At Life Care for Women, we know that as your life changes, your birth control needs may as well. That's why we are here to offer you multiple methods to prevent pregnancy. Whether you're interested in monthly birth control pills, an IUD, or a long-term implant, such as NEXPLANON®, Dr. Sodoma and her team are here for you. After performing a brief physical exam, Dr. Sodoma or another one of our valued sexual wellness team members will carefully discuss your birth control options with you and help you make the right decision for your body and your unique needs. From there, we can help you understand your chosen birth control and help you learn how to use it effectively. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.

Birth control provides a number of benefits to our Gilbert, AZ patients. With something for everybody, our array of birth control options offer many benefits, including:

  • A wide variety of treatment options with varying levels of invasiveness and maintenance
  • Safe, well-researched options that are effective at preventing pregnancy
  • Ability to manage menstrual symptoms and frequency
  • Helps you feel confident and safe in your sexual wellness journey

During your yearly well-woman exam or anytime you are thinking about contraceptives, we welcome you to ask Dr. Sodoma about the birth control options we offer. Below is an overview of the main birth control options offered.

Birth control pills
While a less invasive option than some of our other options, it's imperative to remember to take your birth control pill at the same time each day in order for it to remain effective. This is a great option if you're not interested in injections or an implant.

Intrauterine devices
Intrauterine devices, better known as IUDs, are small devices that are placed into the uterus by Dr. Sodoma or another one of our skilled team members. We can do this right in our office, and it only takes a few minutes. One of the benefits of IUDs is that they usually are effective for many years.

Injectable birth control options are hormone-based medication that is injected about every three months. One of the benefits of this option that we hear from our patients is your menstrual cycle will stop altogether. However, it can take between 9 – 12 months after your last shot to start ovulating again so careful planning is needed if you have specific desires for when you wish to try and get pregnant.

We also offer implants, such as NEXPLANON, which are inserted into the arm and slowly release hormones. You may be able to see and feel the implant, but with this option, you can have up to three years of birth control. If you decide to conceive before it's time to replace the implant, we can easily remove it at your request.

Ideal candidates for birth control vary based on individual health, lifestyle, and reproductive goals. Birth control methods are often suitable for sexually active individuals looking to prevent pregnancy. Women with menstrual irregularities, heavy periods, or conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may benefit from hormonal birth control to regulate their cycles. Additionally, birth control can be prescribed for managing hormonal imbalances, reducing acne, and alleviating symptoms of conditions like endometriosis. Women seeking family planning options or those with medical conditions that may pose risks during pregnancy may also be candidates. It's essential to consult with a member of our team at Life Care For Women to discuss individual health history, preferences, and potential side effects in order to choose the most appropriate birth control method.

Dr Sodoma is HANDS DOWN the best gynecologist I have ever seen. Have been with the practice for over 4 years now and have been seen for checkups, an endometriosis-like condition, birth control and hormonal stuff, and even a cyst removal surgery. She and her entire team are incredibly caring, patient, and helpful. Every experience with them has been amazing!

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If you're not ready for the responsibility of parenting, we offer short- and longer-term contraceptive options at Life Care for Women. We know that everyone's lifestyle, tolerance for hormone-releasing devices, and length of birth control needs are different. We are proud to offer women birth control pills, IUDs, and implants, such as NEXPLANON. To schedule a private consultation with board-certified gynecologist Dr. Linda Sodoma, contact our Gilbert, AZ office today.

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How do I know which form of birth control is right for me?

The form of birth control can be reliant on many factors, including: If you are able to stick to the habit of taking a pill daily If you are looking for a lower hormone option If you have plans to get pregnant in the near future If you are worried about cost or insurance coverage If you are wanting a completely noninvasive approach to birth control

Are there nonhormonal forms of birth control?

Some forms of an IUD allow for nonhormonal options. Additionally, there are also low hormone options provided at Life Care For Women. If this is a concern for you, please talk with Dr. Sodoma about your options.

Are there any side effects to birth control?

Side effects from birth control can vary depending on the option that is chosen. With hormonal birth control, you could expect to see some side effects. However, if they become more severe or noticeable, please talk with Dr. Sodoma about possible changes to your birth control option.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.