Family Planning & Contraceptives Specialist

Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Greenacres, FL

Family planning and contraceptives go hand in hand, and it's important to find a plan that works for you and your family. Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, in Greenacres, Florida, has the experience and skill to help you find the ideal solution. From oral contraceptives to IUDs and beyond, Dr. Charles is here to help you with your family-planning needs.

Family Planning & Contraceptives Q & A

How Can Dr. Leroy Charles Help with Family Planning?

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:

  • Starting a family
  • Adding to your family
  • Birth control
  • Your reproductive future

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.

What is an IUD?

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective birth control option that works for up to 12 years. There are two types of IUDs:

  • Copper
  • Hormone

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.

What are Oral Contraceptives?

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.

What are the Other Options for Birth Control?

There are several other options, including a birth control:

  • Implant
  • Patch
  • Ring

Dr. Charles is happy to discuss the suitability of each type of birth control with you to better aid you in your family planning.