Theresa R Benecki, MD
Gynecologist located in Brick, NJ
If you’re sexually active, but you aren’t ready to have a baby, you need to think about contraception. Theresa Benecki, MD, at Pineland Associates in Brick, New Jersey, is a women’s health expert who can help you determine the best method of contraception for you based on your sexual activity, health history, and future pregnancy plans. Call today, or schedule an appointment online to learn more about your contraceptive options.
Contraception Q & A
What is contraception?
Contraception refers to any system you use to prevent pregnancy, which can include medication, device, or method. Some types of contraception work better than others. When coming in to see Dr. Benecki to discuss contraception, she will review and explain all your options, so together you can make the best choice for you.
What are the different types of contraception?
When it comes to preventing pregnancy, you have many choices.
Short-acting hormonal methods
Birth control pills, patches, and hormonal shots are examples of short-acting hormonal methods of contraception. They work by either stopping you from releasing an egg or stopping the sperm from reaching the egg.
Barrier methods of contraception include the diaphragm and cervical cap. They work by blocking the sperm from reaching the egg.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCS)
Hormonal implants and intrauterine devices (IUD) are examples of LARCS. These types of birth control get inserted into your body and prevent pregnancy for three to 10 years. Depending on the LARC you choose, they work by preventing your body from releasing an egg, stopping the sperm from reaching the egg, or making it impossible for an egg to implant itself in your uterus.
Tubal ligation is a permanent and effective form of contraception. You may know it better as having your tubes tied. This method of birth control blocks or cuts your Fallopian tube to prevent the egg from coming into contact with sperm.
What is the best method of contraception for me?
Dr. Benecki will help you determine the best method of contraception based on your sexual activity, future pregnancy plans, and overall health. If you have a number of sexual partners, she may recommend more than one method of birth control to protect you from both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Can contraception treat other conditions?
Dr. Benecki may recommend various methods of contraception as a treatment for gynecological conditions. For example, hormonal methods of birth control, including the pill and hormonal IUDs, may help treat heavy or painful periods.
Hormonal birth control pills can also help improve acne and reduce your risk of certain types of cancer, including ovarian and colon.
For expert health care from a physician who cares about you and your health, call Pineland Associates, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.