Low-maintenance methods are one-and-done procedures, lasting from three to twelve years. These types of methods include birth control implants and IUDs (intrauterine devices). Both are 99-percent effective.
Scheduled birth control methods require regular maintenance (some daily) but are all quite effective. These birth control options include:
The following birth control methods are effective when used consistently whenever you engage in sexual intercourse. These methods are typically less effective overall due to inconsistent or inappropriate in use.
A birth control evaluation is a good start in choosing the rights method for you. It gives you an idea of the types of birth control options available to you, as well as their typical efficacy. Many birth control options are available over the counter at your local pharmacy in Lyndhurst and Westlake. Other options may require a separate appointment with a healthcare provider. Costs vary depending on the type of birth control you choose. Schedule an appointment to come into our office for a birth control evaluation in Cleveland.