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Birth Control

Birth control is an essential part of your gynecological health, whether you want children or not. At Reston Women’s Center, the team of experienced providers offers holistic care plans that suit your specific needs and concerns. If you live in Reston, Virginia or the surrounding area, call the office or book an appointment online to learn about your birth control options.


Birth Control Q & A

What Should I Consider When Thinking About Birth Control?

When thinking about which birth control method is right for you, consider several issues, including your current health, age, and family planning goals. Ask yourself:

  • Do you want children soon, in several years, or never?
  • Do you have multiple partners?
  • Is it essential for you to guarantee that you won’t get pregnant, or are you willing to take a risk?
  • Is your family complete?

Also, consider the convenience of specific methods versus their effectiveness and your ability to follow a schedule, such as with taking a daily pill or getting regular injections. There are also risks and potential side effects involved with specific birth control methods.

The staff at Reston Women’s Center is available to counsel you on these options and possible issues involved when choosing a birth control method.

Which Birth Control Options are Available?

Reston Women’s Center offers various birth control methods, including:

  • Intrauterine devices, such as Skyla®, Liletta®, Mirena®, and PARAGARD®
  • Tubal ligation
  • Birth control pills
  • Patches, rings, and diaphragms

The team can also counsel you on other methods like condoms, spermicides, and Depo-Provera®shots.

What are IUDs?

IUD stands for intrauterine device. These T-shaped plastic devices are implanted into your uterus and release birth control hormones into your bloodstream. There are several types of IUDs; the staff can help you determine which one is best for you.

IUDs offer long-term birth control for several years. But, if you want to get pregnant right away, you can have the device removed, and be ready almost immediately to start trying.


NEXPLANON is a birth control implant inserted into your upper arm. It provides a continuous release of hormones for up to three years. Insertion is quick and easy, and nearly pain-free. If you decide after insertion that NEXPLANON is not right for you, removal is relatively quick and simple.

Discuss your birth control options with the experienced staff at Reston Women’s Center. Call today or book an appointment online to learn what types of birth control might be right for you.