Family Planning in Mount Pleasant, SC
Family planning allows for women to control when they want children. When you go to Lowcountry OBGYN for family planning in Mount Pleasant, SC, you receive the knowledge necessary to plan for children. At Lowcountry OBGYN, we educate our patients on the methods of contraception, and which method will work best for their lifestyle and medical condition.
A few of the contraceptives currently available include:
- Birth control pill
Releases hormones estrogen and progestin which thickens cervical mucus and prevents the sperm from reaching the egg.
While not the most effective at preventing pregnancy, this is the only birth control option that prevents against STI’s.
- Implant in upper arm
Contains a hormone called etonogestrel, which prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg for up to three years.
- Hormonal contraceptive ring
Placed around the cervix, releasing hormones estrogen and progestin.
- Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Prevents an egg from being fertilized in the tubes or from attaching to the wall of the uterus.
Contact our office to schedule an appointment with our gynecologist who can discuss your options with you.