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Contraceptive Counseling Specialist

Women's Health Specialists, PLLC

OBGYNs located in Murfreesboro, TN

When it comes to preventing unintended pregnancies, you have many options. To help you decide on the best birth control for you, the team at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, provides contraceptive counseling. The skilled physicians review the pros and cons of your contraceptive options and help you find one that fits your current and future pregnancy plans, as well as your health needs. To schedule your contraceptive counseling, call the office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, or book an appointment online today.

Contraceptive Counseling Q & A

What is contraceptive counseling?

Contraceptive counseling is one of the preventive health services provided by Women's Health Specialists, PLLC. Women have many choices when it comes to birth control and preventing unintended pregnancies.

The team of knowledgeable physicians aims to empower women to take charge of their health and bodies by providing information about birth control options. Then, together, you decide what method works best for your body and health.

What can I expect during contraceptive counseling?

The specifics of your contraceptive counseling at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, depend on your current and future pregnancy plans and health needs. First, the team reviews your gynecological and medical health history and talks to you about your pregnancy plans.

Then, they review the birth control options available, including:

  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)
  • Birth control implant
  • Vaginal ring
  • Birth control injection

They talk to you about how each method works, the effectiveness of each form of birth control, and their pros and cons. They also talk about potential side effects and the types of birth control that may benefit a gynecological concern.

When appropriate, the Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, team talks to you about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during your contraceptive counseling appointment. 

The birth control options at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, may prevent unintended pregnancies, but they can’t protect you from an STD.

When left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs in women may increase the risk of infertility and gynecological cancer. Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, offers STD testing to help you stay on top of your health. 

They also talk to you about safe sex practices, like using a condom, even when using other forms of birth control.

What happens after contraceptive counseling?

After your contraceptive counseling, the team at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, prescribes the birth control you decide is best for you. The team may schedule a follow-up appointment to insert a device or monitor side effects.

They encourage you to contact them if you have any issues or side effects after starting your birth control.

Contraceptive counseling at Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, helps you take charge of your health and body. Schedule your counseling session by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.