IUD - Highly effective (over 99%) birth control method with no daily pills or monthly refills.
- Mirena is a small flexible intrauterine device (IUD) placed in the uterus to prevent pregancy for up to 5 years. It is completely reversible and can be removed at any time. Extended release of the progestin Levonorgestrel works to inhibit the mobility and survival rate of sperm. As Mirena thins the lining of the uterus over time, menstrual bleeding can become lighter and even stop. The placement of Mirena in the uterus takes only a few minutes and is non-surgical. Common side effects can include but are not limited to: diizziness, nausea and spotting. Mirena does not protect agaisnt STDs and is available by prescription only. Visit Somi Javaid MD & Associates to see if this type of birth control right for you.
- Skyla is over 99% effective, and is also inserted during a routine office visit. It is a T-shaped device, but smaller than the Mirena. It lasts up to 3 years. Like Mirena, it is completely reversible and does not inhibit the use of tampons. Common side effects (that should cease within 30 minutes of placement) are pain, bleeding and dizziness. During the first 3-6 months irregular periods may occur. This is followed by shorter, lighter periods due to the thining of the uterine lining. There is a less than 1% risk of infection with Skyla. Another medthod of birth control should be used if expulsion is suspected.
Birth Control Pills- Hormonal contraception taken orally, prevents pregancy 99.9% of the time if taken correctly.
The pill should be taken at the same time everyday regardless of the brand. New pill packs should be started on the same day of the week as the previous pill pack. Dr. Somi Javaid often prescribes, but is not limited to, the following birth control pills:
Birth control pills are not recommended for women over the age of 35 who also smoke. The pill should also be avoided if you've experienced bood clots in the arms or legs, serious heart or liver disease, breast or uterine cancer, or uncontrolled high blood pressure. Some drugs interfere with the effectivelness of the pill. Dr. Somi Javaid looks forward to discussing your complete health history and any medications or supplements you currently take in order to provide you with the highest quality medical care. Find out which birth control method is best for you by calling 513.404.4166.