Taking control of your reproductive health is liberating. It is important to establish what you want, that way when you speak with your doctor, they can provide you with the best information and plan of action that will work according to your needs. When weighing birth control options, it’s important to consider the state of your health and your ultimate fertility goals. Certain contraceptives can cause dramatic hormonal changes that can take their toll on your emotional health. At Compassion Medical Wellness Centre, we can provide you and your partner with a thorough examination while exploring your birth control options.
What Are Some Birth Control Options?
Family planning is an important topic. Knowing where you are in the process of conception or prevention can help our staff better assist you and your current needs. Here at our Edmonton office, we offer IUD implants and removals as well as general birth control guidance. While IUDs are all long-lasting, they can have different impacts on different people. Therefore, it is essential to discuss your specific needs before proceeding with a birth control option.
How Does Birth Control Work?
Both our copper and hormonal IUD options prevent pregnancy by altering the way sperm cells move, preventing them from reaching the egg and fertilizing it. Copper IUDs such as Paragard® release a small amount of copper which is toxic to sperm while hormone IUDs like Mirena® rely on the release of progestin, which thickens cervical mucus and blocks sperm. Both options are safe for most people, but one may be a better option than the other for you depending on what you’re looking for.
What Can I Expect During My Visit?
During your visit to our Edmonton office, we will take the time to discuss your medical history, understand your goals, and explore contraception options that fit what you’re looking for. If you choose to have an IUD implant, we can perform the procedure with as little discomfort to you as possible. These devices can be inserted quickly and can be left in place for months and even years at a time. Should you ever change your mind, the IUDs can be easily removed during a follow-up visit.
Birth Control in Edmonton, Alberta
If you’re interested in birth control and want to find the best option for you, get in touch with our team at Compassion Medical Wellness Centre today. We provide a range of options to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Schedule your appointment now by giving us a call at (780) 760-8309. We’re looking forward to speaking with you.