Natural And Hormonal Contraceptives Specialist

Shaurin Patel, M.D. -  - Obstetrics and Gynecology

ObGyn Care of Oklahoma

Shaurin Patel, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Oklahoma City, OK

About 62% of all women of reproductive age use some form of contraception to avoid unplanned pregnancy. At ObGyn Care of Oklahoma, Dr. Shaurin Patel provides both natural and hormonal contraceptives and makes recommendations based on your individual healthcare needs. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, call the Oklahoma City office or book online today.

Natural and Hormonal Contraceptives Q & A

Should I use contraceptives?

If you’re a woman of reproductive age, Dr. Patel is more than happy to discuss contraception with you. It’s important to consider your sexual activity and whether or not you want to get pregnant. If you’re sexually active and don’t want to get pregnant, using some form of contraception is a good idea.

When you meet with Dr. Patel, he asks you about your overall health, your lifestyle habits, and can help you determine if contraception is right for you.

How do I choose the best method of contraception?

Dr. Patel reviews your medical history, looks at the results of your physical exam, and discusses your health concerns and lifestyle to help you decide which form of contraception will work best for you. There’s no shortage of options available to you, both in the realm of natural and hormonal contraception.

Some of the most common forms of birth control include:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Barrier methods (diaphragm, condoms)
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Injections
  • Implants

What types of hormonal and natural contraceptives do you offer?

Dr. Patel offers a variety of hormonal and natural contraception methods, including:

ImplanonⓇ and NexplanonⓇ insertion

Dr. Patel implants a thin rod under the skin of your arm, which releases hormones that prevent you from getting pregnant. It works for up to four years before it needs to be replaced.

Depo-ProveraⓇ injections

Dr. Patel provides you with an injection once every three months. It stops your ovaries from releasing an egg, preventing pregnancy.

IUD insertions (SkylaⓇ, MirenaⓇ, and ParagardⓇ)

IUDs are small T-shaped devices that Dr. Patel inserts into your uterus. They prevent you from getting pregnant by affecting the movement of sperm.

Dr. Patel offers a few types of IUDs:

  • Skyla and Mirena: release hormones that thicken your cervical mucus and prevent sperm from reaching an egg
  • Paragard: made of copper; a natural, hormone-free form of contraception that doesn’t have many of the side effects of hormonal contraception

If you’re interested in learning about the contraception methods available to you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel today by calling or using the online booking tool.