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Contraception Specialist

Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health -  - Gynecology

Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health

Gynecology located in Midtown Memphis, Memphis, TN

If you’re sexually active and don’t want to get pregnant, you need a reliable form of contraception that fits into your lifestyle. At Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, Susan Lacy, MD, FACOG, and her team provide contraception consultations and prescriptions to help you avoid pregnancy and protect your health and wellness. Call Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health or schedule a consultation online today for personalized birth control advice.

Contraception Q & A

What are the available types of contraception?

At Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health, Dr. Lacy and her team provide a comprehensive range of birth control options to suit all lifestyles:

  • Oral contraceptives (The Pill)
  • Levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Copper IUD
  • Depo-Provera® injection
  • Nexplanon® implant
  • Skin patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Barrier methods 

Each type of contraception has pros and cons. For example, the copper IUD doesn’t use any hormones to prevent pregnancy, and your fertility returns immediately when it’s removed. It can also last for up to 10 years. Other patients might prefer the daily activity of taking an oral contraceptive or some of the common side effects such as lighter menstrual periods or acne reduction. 

How do I know what type of contraception is right for me?

With so many available birth control options, you might need some guidance to make the right choice. At Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health, Dr. Lacy and her team provide personalized contraceptive consultations and provide the information you need to select the right contraception for your lifestyle. 

They review your medical history and lifestyle and perform a pelvic exam, including a Pap smear if indicated. They talk to you about your risk for STDs, your ability to remember to take a pill at the same time every day, and your plans to have children in the future. All these details help Dr. Lacy make a personalized recommendation for birth control.

Dr. Lacy and her team can also answer your questions about side effects and what to expect from the different types of contraception.

Is permanent contraception available?

Dr. Lacy offers tubal ligations for women who are sure that they are done having children. A tubal ligation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that closes the fallopian tubes by cutting, tying, or blocking them. Blocking your fallopian tubes prevents your eggs from traveling to your uterus to join with sperm and implant in your womb. 

Tubal ligation doesn’t take long and is often an outpatient procedure, although you should take a few days off to rest and recover. 

Tubal ligation doesn’t protect you from STDs, so you should continue to use condoms and other barrier methods of birth control with new partners.

If you have questions about contraception and are looking for personalized advice, call Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health or make an appointment online.