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Discussing your birth control options is one of the most important conversations you can have with your gynecologist. It’s also essential to periodically revisit the subject with your doctor, as what is right for you for birth control now might not be the best choice for you in the future. There are many different options for birth control, so it’s possible to find one that works for you with the help of your gynecologist.

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Birth control can be divided into two general categories: hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal birth control includes the birth control pill, shots, and patches. These methods have benefits such as relieving heavy periods, but not all women like the side effects. Non-hormonal birth control includes condoms, diaphragms, and some kinds of IUDs. These birth control methods don’t have the side effects of hormonal types, but they can be less convenient.

Your gynecologist at Washington Surgi-Clinic will help you decide which kind of birth control is right for you. For birth control management, gynecologic care, and more call our DC clinic today at (202) 659-9403.

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