Birth Control

MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine

Family Medicine & Mental Health located in Colleyville, TX

Choosing the best birth control isn’t always easy nowadays because there are just so many options. That’s why it’s so important to have expert guidance from dedicated medical care providers like those at MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine in Colleyville, Texas. We welcome all patients from surrounding areas such as Hurst, Euless and Keller, TX. To learn more about all the birth control options available to you, click the online scheduler or call to make an appointment with one of the supportive care providers today.

Birth Control Q & A

What is the best birth control method?

It really depends on your specific needs, so your MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine care provider discusses several things with you to help you find the best birth control for you. Factors to consider include:

  • Required maintenance
  • Potential side effects
  • Convenience to use
  • Ease of use
  • How long it lasts

If you plan to have a baby or expand your family in the future, you'll also consider how soon you can try to conceive after discontinuing each birth control method. Your care provider helps you take all of these factors into account so you can make the right decision.

The team at MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine doesn’t provide intrauterine devices nor do they offer nexplanon implants.

What hormone birth control options are available?

Hormone birth control methods include:

  • Oral contraceptives that you take daily
  • Birth control shot
  • Birth control pill
  • Birth control patch
  • Vaginal ring

These methods work by thickening cervical mucus, triggering uterine lining shedding, and sometimes by stopping ovulation. There are also other hormone methods like the vaginal ring, the birth control patch, and birth control injections.

Hormone birth control can be over 99% effective with perfect use. It's easy to achieve perfect use with IUDs or implants since your doctor places the device in your arm (implant) or uterus (IUDs) and you don't have to do anything afterward. But, with oral contraceptives, you must take pills consistently at the same time every day to get the maximum effectiveness.

With the ring and patch, you must be very diligent about prompt changes every 3-4 weeks. With birth control injections, you must see your care provider every 12 weeks. Even a delay by a day or two can significantly detract from their effectiveness.

To learn more about all your birth control options, click the online scheduler or call MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine today.