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 The Benefits?
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
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.
Life Care For Women Reviews
Best doctor and best staff. They are always available and incredibly knowledgeable. I always recommend them. Incredibly friendly front desk staff as well!
Been going to Dr sodoma for many years. Had 3 surgeries with her. She is highly skilled and really listened to me. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
I have to share my happy story with everyone about Dr. Linda Sodoma. I started seeing her October 2022 to discuss my female issues. The moment she walked in the examination room I felt a vibe that I knew right then she was the right doctor for me. She was humble nice and caring, she took the time to listen and answer the questions I asked on every visit, it only got better and better and she always made me comfortable. Fast forward to 12/06/22 to my surgery day. God, know I was scared and most definitely afraid of going under, but once my angel walked in ( Dr. Sodoma ) I knew I was gonna be okay and she reassures me. My mom has always told me growing up there always an angel that watching high and low places, in other words high meaning in heaven where she is now and low meaning on earth meaning Dr. Sodoma. I can’t forget to salute her team in her office because they were fabulous on every visit. Post Op see God will send good people your way when asked and needed and today I needed everything good to come my way to get thur this. Post Op I couldn’t ask for a better nurse. Nurse Tanner at Banner Baybrook in Gilbert he helped out more than he will ever know, he kept me calm when it came to getting my IV started, I had told him my veins were small and that it was always hard for anyone who tried to stick me it would be hard so he went and got the ultra sound machine and bang he got it on the first try, and he answered all my questions so thank you Tanner. Next came the recovery room nurse Charm always made sure I was okay when I would wake up or go back to sleep, everytime my eyes opened she was right there feeding me ice chips until the next time I woke up. Thank you nurse Charm. Last but not least nurse Genny, words can’t express how great she was handing me in my room. I didn’t have to ring for nothing because she was always there like she knew my body also when it was time for me to void along with everything else she was as there, so thank you nurse Genny. God really do answer prayers and today all mine were met. I had to post a review to let everyone know how marvelous Dr. Sodoma and team treated me today like other days. Thanks for everything Dr. Sodoma your patient Dorcas
Wonderful experience that brought so much hope to my situation!
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.
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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.
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Birth Control FAQs
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.