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When it comes to family planning, no single method of birth control works for all women. At the practice of Mistye Taylor, M.D. in Smyrna, Tennessee, the team of women’s health experts takes an individualized approach to contraceptive management, designing plans that meet your personal needs. Schedule your contraceptive management consultation by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Contraceptive Management Q & A

What is contraceptive management?

Contraceptive management refers to the various forms of birth control available to women to prevent unintended pregnancies, assisting in family planning. 

In addition to helping you plan your family and stay in control of your body and health, contraceptive management may be used to help you manage a gynecologic condition. 

The team at Mistye Taylor, M.D. takes a patient-centered approach to care. They take the time to get to know you and understand your needs so they can develop an effective, personalized contraceptive management plan. 

What types of birth control are part of contraceptive management?

The women’s health experts at Mistye Taylor, M.D. offer a full range of birth control options for contraceptive management. This includes:

Short-acting hormonal birth control

The birth control pill, patches, and vaginal rings are types of short-acting hormonal birth control. With these methods, you must use them as directed. For example, with the birth control pill, you must take the medication daily as prescribed to prevent unintended pregnancies.

These methods of contraception work by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation) or stopping sperm from reaching an egg for fertilization.

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)

LARCs are birth control devices that prevent pregnancy anywhere from 3-12 years after placement. The team at Mistye Taylor, M.D. uses the intrauterine device (IUD).

An IUD is a device your provider places in your uterus. It may be hormonal, preventing pregnancy by stopping ovulation, or nonhormonal, preventing pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching the egg.

Tubal ligation

If you have no future plans for pregnancy, the experts at Mistye Taylor, M.D. may talk to you about tubal ligation, which is a permanent form of contraception. 

It’s a surgical procedure that severs or blocks your fallopian tube, preventing sperm from fertilizing your eggs.

What can I expect during a contraceptive management consultation?

Before making any birth control recommendations, the team at Mistye Taylor, M.D. provides contraceptive counseling. This includes reviewing your current and future pregnancy plans, as well as your sexual activity

Your provider talks to you about your contraception options and together you decide what method makes the best choice for you. 

Contraceptive management is important for women's health. To schedule your contraceptive management consultation at the practice of Mistye Taylor, M.D., call the office or book an appointment online today.