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Contraception and Ob Gyn in Andrews, TX

Contraception is another term for birth control or fertility control. It’s the way women and couples avoid unwanted pregnancy. They can choose from among a wide variety of contraception methods, but they also need to understand that these methods also have widely varying degrees of effectiveness.
The most effective contraception method is sterilization. For men, this means vasectomy. For women, it means hysterectomy, tubal ligation or a permanent sterilization procedure called Essure®. Less effective contraception methods include hormone-based pills, patches, rings and injections. Still less effective methods include physical barriers such as condoms, which can also prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, diaphragms and sponges. The least effective contraception methods are spermicides and withdrawal by the male prior to ejaculation. The right contraception method for you is the one that best suits your personal needs and situation. Here are some brief descriptions of permanent birth control methods for women:

  • Hysterectomy
    This procedure surgically removes the woman’s uterus (supracervical hysterectomy) and sometimes the cervix, as well (total hysterectomy). It eliminates the anatomy for a pregnancy to develop and also stops monthly menstruation.
  • Tubal Ligation
    This surgical procedure blocks, ties or cuts the fallopian tubes, which prevents eggs from descending through the tubes and sperm ascending through them. After tubal ligation, monthly menstruation still occurs.
  • Essure
    This is a nonsurgical procedure that is performed in a doctor’s office. It involves placement of a small device into each fallopian tube, which blocks sperm from reaching eggs, thus preventing pregnancy. After receiving Essure, the woman’s menstrual cycle continues taking place.

Discover experienced contraception close to home from an experienced ob gyn physician. Call 432-523-6624 for more information or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our birth control patients come to us from Midland, Odessa, Andrews, Hobbs, Lamesa and surrounding locations.

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