Birth Control in Gilbert, AZ
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What Is Birth Control?
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.
What Are My Birth Control Options?
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, 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.
Birth Control Reviews
Dr. Sodoma is the best! Terrific Dr plus the entire staff - everyone is always helpful, friendly, and attentive. It’s not just routine care, Dr is interested in your health, catching any issues early, and your quality of life.
Dr. Sodoma was my 2nd opinion and now my first choice moving forward. I was disheartened when I first heard of my situation and a patient recommended I see her doctor-Sodoma. My consult with her was 180 degrees from what I was told from the previous doctor. Sodoma took lead on my operation and the other doctors were excited to work with her postop which felt like further validation that I had chosen the right doctor for my care. A 20 year+ situation is now resolved and I have very little scarring. My body is rejuvenated and I can participate in life more fully.
Dr. Sodoma was so nice, helpful and receptive to my concerns. She explained things well and answered questions without making me feel rushed. The front and back staff was also friendly and engaging and I was taken promptly at my appointment time. Very good experience.
The whole staff makes you feel comfortable. They are pleasant and always have a smile on their faces.
Dr. Sodoma is amazing, she listened to my concerns and gave me recommendations to improve my quality of life. I truly appreciate her expertise. Awesome doctor!
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Birth Control FAQ
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.
Take Control of Your Family Planning
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.