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Birth Control Specialist

Atlantic OB/GYN Associates, PC

Board Certified OBGYN & Primary Care located in Brick, NJ

Vanita Patel, MD, and the experienced medical team at Atlantic OB/GYN Associates, PC in Brick, New Jersey, offer comprehensive contraceptive counseling and a number of popular birth control options to prevent unintended pregnancies. The OB/GYN specialists can prescribe hormonal and nonhormonal birth control as an injectable, pill, or intrauterine device (IUD) to accommodate your lifestyle and family plans. Schedule a consultation by calling Atlantic OB/GYN Associates, PC or by requesting a birth control evaluation online today.

Birth Control Q&A

Which type of birth control is right for me?

Choosing the right method of birth control for you is both a personal and medical decision. Dr. Patel offers contraceptive counseling services to help you find safe and effective contraception based on your health history and your plans for a family.

You should schedule a consultation to discuss birth control if you no longer wish to become pregnant but are still sexually active. Dr. Patel can also recommend birth control for regulating periods or for treating symptoms relating to menopause.

What birth control options are available?

Dr. Patel offers many of the most popular birth control options that are available. Based on your medical history and your family, plans, she may recommend methods like:

Short-acting hormonal birth control

Short-acting hormonal birth control methods include oral contraceptives that you need to take every day and Depo-Provera® injections that you receive monthly.

Long-acting hormonal birth control

Long-acting contraceptives include an intrauterine device (IUD) that provides longer-lasting protection against unwanted pregnancy, typically ranging from 3-10 years.

Hormone-free birth control

Dr. Patel can also suggest nonhormonal contraceptives if you’re not able to tolerate hormones, such a hormone-free IUD or barrier methods like condoms or a diaphragm.

You can also discuss your options for permanent sterilization as a means of birth control if you no longer wish to have children.

What can I expect during my initial birth control consultation?

During your initial evaluation, Dr. Patel takes the time to review your personal and family medical history. She also discusses your lifestyle, your sexual habits, and your plans for a family to identify which methods of contraception may be right for you.

For your convenience, she also provides in-office IUD placement services. This minimally invasive procedure is available for first-time IUD users and for IUD repositioning and removal.

Dr. Patel can recommend a timeline for follow-up appointments to replace your IUD or if you need monthly Depo-Provera shots.

To schedule a contraceptive counseling appointment for birth control, call Atlantic OB/GYN Associates, PC or request a consultation online today.