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Contraception Management in Charlottesville, VA

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What is Contraception Management?

Contraception management is a comprehensive service to help you choose and effectively use the appropriate birth control method based on your health, lifestyle, and reproductive goals. 

We understand that each individual's needs are unique. By discussing your medical history, current health status, and future plans, our providers can recommend the best contraceptive options for you. We also provide ongoing monitoring and support to adapt to any changes in your health or preferences.

Best of all, most health plans are required to cover contraception management 100% with no copay or co-insurance!

Benefits of Receiving Contraception Management Care

While each contraceptive method offers specific advantages, they each can provide the following benefits:

  • Enhanced reproductive autonomy
  • Reduced risk of unintended pregnancy
  • Improved menstrual symptom management
  • Personalized family planning
  • Increased sexual health awareness
  • Tailored advice matching lifestyle and health
  • Regular health monitoring and support
  • Easier management of reproductive health conditions
  • Peace of mind about contraceptive effectiveness
  • Guidance on long-term reproductive health

Birth Control Methods Available 

At The Center For Advanced Gynecology, we offer a comprehensive range of birth control methods to meet your needs and preferences. Our available options include:

  • Oral contraceptives (the pill)
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs), both hormonal and copper
  • Contraceptive implants
  • Injectable contraceptives (the shot)
  • Contraceptive patches
  • Vaginal rings
  • Barrier methods, such as condoms and diaphragms
  • Emergency contraception
  • Fertility awareness-based methods
  • Permanent contraception (sterilization procedures)

What To Expect During Your Appointment

When you visit The Center For Advanced Gynecology for contraception management expect a respectful, informative, and supportive environment. Initially, you'll have a detailed discussion with your provider about your medical history, sexual health, and reproductive goals. This conversation helps us to tailor our recommendations to your specific needs. You might also undergo a physical examination (if necessary). 

Your provider will discuss each suitable contraceptive option, including how to use it, its benefits, and potential side effects. This appointment is a great opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns you might have, ensuring you feel confident and informed about your contraception choice.

What are the Risks of Contraception?

While contraceptive methods are generally safe and effective, each type comes with its own set of potential risks and side effects. Common concerns might include hormonal imbalances, minor side effects like nausea or weight gain, and, in rare cases, more severe complications such as blood clots. 

During your appointment, your provider will discuss these risks in detail. It's important to consider these factors when choosing a method so that you can make an informed decision that aligns with your health and lifestyle. Our team is here to guide you through understanding and managing any potential risks associated with your chosen method.

Why Choose The Center For Advanced Gynecology

The Center for Advanced Gynecology, established in 2018, is dedicated to improving your health by offering expertise in various areas, with a specific focus on gynecological care and advanced surgical techniques when surgery is needed. 

Our team provides specialized expertise in non-surgical treatment of chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, pudendal neuralgia, and vaginal, vulvar, and bladder pain.

Since opening our doors, we have recognized the need in our community for more than just specialty care and have a growing practice in routine gynecologic care, cancer screening, Pap smears, menopausal management, hormonal imbalances, hormone replacement therapy, breast care, contraceptive care, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

Frequently Asked Questions

During your appointment, we’ll discuss your health, lifestyle, and goals. This conversation is a cornerstone of our family planning services, helping us to tailor a birth control plan that fits your specific needs.

Absolutely. If you're experiencing issues with your current method, we can discuss alternative options during your follow-up visits and make the necessary adjustments.

If you notice any side effects, it's important to contact your provider as soon as possible. We can evaluate the severity and discuss whether it's necessary to adjust your method or provide treatments to manage the symptoms. Always feel free to bring up any concerns during your appointments.

The return to fertility can vary depending on the contraceptive method used. Some methods allow you to regain fertility almost immediately, while others might have a delayed return. We will explain how quickly fertility could return after stopping each type of contraception during your consultation.

The frequency of your visits can depend on the birth control method you choose. We generally recommend an annual check-up, but some methods might require more frequent monitoring.

Most health insurance plans cover prescription birth control, but coverage details can vary. We recommend contacting your health insurance company directly to confirm which services and medications are covered under your plan.

Many people find that hormonal contraceptives significantly alleviate menstrual pain and regulate irregular cycles. During your appointment, we can discuss how these benefits apply to the different hormonal methods available and determine the best option for managing your symptoms.