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Contraception

Miami Women Care

Randye Karmin, MD

Gynecology & Women's Health Specialist located in Dadeland, Miami, FL

Today, you have many effective contraception options. Randye Karmin, MD, and her team at Miami Women Care, offer the most up-to-date contraceptive options, including copper and hormonal IUDs such as Paragard®, Mirena®, LILETTA®, and Kyleena®. Or opt for the implant Nexplanon®, which is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Call the office located in the Dadeland area of Miami, Florida, or schedule a consultation online for expert contraception advice and placement.

Contraception Q & A

Which contraception option is right for me?

Contraception is a way to take charge of your fertility by preventing pregnancy until you are ready to start a family. Your contraception contraceptive method reflects your lifestyle, medical history, current health, and your plans to start or expand your family.

With so many contraception contraceptive products available, you’ll want to discuss the choices with Dr. Karmin at Miami Women Care to reach a decision about the best option for you.

What are my options for non-hormonal contraception?

The simplest forms of contraception are barrier methods that prevent fertilization, such as:

  • Male and female condoms
  • Cervical cap
  • Sponge
  • Vaginal Contraceptive Film

Condoms are the only option offering protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Other alternatives include a non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUDs), such as Paragard®, which uses copper to interfere with the sperm’s ability to move and reach the egg. Copper IUDs can last for up to 10 years a decade and are nearly 100% effective at preventing pregnancy.

If you don’t wish to have any more children, you can discuss permanent sterilization with Dr. Karmin.

What are my options for hormonal contraception?

Your choices of hormonal methods include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Birth control patch
  • Vaginal ring

Long-lasting reversible options include hormonal IUDs and the Nexplanon implant.

What is a hormonal IUD?

Hormonal IUDs provide long-term protection from pregnancy. Miami Women Care offers Mirena®, LILETTA®, and Kyleena® IUDs, which prevent pregnancy for up to five years. These IUDs can also be used for patients who have heavy or irregular periods because they typically lead to much lighter, shorter periods, in addition to their contraceptive benefit.

Miami Women Care keeps IUDs in the office, so if you select this contraception contraceptive method, usually you can have the device inserted the same day.

What is the Nexplanon implant?

Nexplanon is a long-acting birth control device that prevents pregnancy for up to three years. Dr. Karmin numbs the inside of your upper arm area and then inserts the slim matchstick-like device under the skin of your upper arm, where it releases a progestin hormone called etonogestrel. You wear a bandage for about 24 hours after insertion. 

Nexplanon works in several ways to prevent pregnancy. It stops the release of eggs from your ovaries, thickens the mucus in your cervix, making it difficult for sperm to reach an egg, and alters the lining of your uterus to inhibit implantation. 

For expert counseling about your birth control options, call or schedule an appointment online with Miami Women Care today.

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