Family planning is a very personal and individual matter. Dr. Leroy Charles and his team believe in working closely with you to ensure that your specific family-planning needs are met. You can let Dr. Charles know your wishes in regard to:
Dr. Leroy Charles is here to help you achieve your goals in a way that meets your specific needs. The practice offers a range of contraceptives to make your family planning as simple and easy as possible.
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective birth control option that works for up to 12 years. There are two types of IUDs:
IUDs are inserted into the uterus and remain in place until they need to be replaced years later. Both copper and hormone IUDs are more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, as they prevent the sperm from reaching the egg for fertilization.
One of the advantages of IUDs is that they can be adapted to your family-planning needs. If you decide you want to become pregnant, Dr. Charles can remove the IUD.
Oral contraceptives are another popular family-planning option. These pills must be taken every day to be fully effective as birth control. If oral contraceptives are taken at around the same time every day — with no missed doses — they can be more than 99% effective in pregnancy prevention. Oral contraceptives alter the hormone levels in your body, preventing the estrogen spikes that prompt the ovaries to release eggs.
There are several other options, including a birth control:
Dr. Charles is happy to discuss the suitability of each type of birth control with you to better aid you in your family planning.
Dr. Leroy Charles works with most major insurance companies. If you have any questions, call our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members would be happy to help.
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