Effective Contraceptive Options in Arlington Heights
Birth control, also known as contraception, is a way to prevent pregnancy. There are a variety of contraceptive methods, all of which work in different ways and have varying levels of effectiveness. In general, these methods work by preventing sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg. At Northwest Professional Obstetrics & Gynecology, our healthcare professionals stay up-to-date on the latest and most effective birth control methods. We can sit down with you to better understand your goals and needs, and recommend the option that best matches what you are looking for.
Some of the birth control options that our Arlington Heights obstetrics and gynecology center offers are:
- Birth control pills
- Mirena® Intrauterine Device (IUD) – Want effective birth control you don’t have to think about taking every day, every week or even every year? That’s Mirena® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system), a hormone-releasing contraceptive that is placed in your uterus. Mirena is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. With Mirena all you have to do is check your threads every month.
Whatever your age or health status is, there is likely a contraceptive product for you. Our Arlington Heights obstetrics and gynecology center will provide the personalized care and attention you need. Call us today at (847) 577-2229 to schedule an appointment!