Make an appointment or walk in to see a licensed physician who can take care of all your birth control needs at Mango Clinic in Miami!
Are you wondering what your choices are when it comes to birth control? Do you want to speak with a knowledgeable and compassionate physician about getting on birth control or changing your birth control method? If so, the team at Mango Clinic can take care of all your needs. Our physicians will walk you through the different birth control methods available, the pros and cons of each, and how they will interact with any health issues you have or prescriptions you are currently taking. Whether you are interested in the birth control pill or the birth control shot, our caring team will help you choose the safest and most effective method for your unique needs.
Taking the birth control shot or birth control pill in Miami is the easiest and most effective method of preventing unwanted pregnancies. When taken correctly, both methods are over 98 percent effective. In addition to preventing pregnancies, hormonal types of birth control such as the shot or pill can also help reduce the duration and discomfort of heavy periods. Other benefits include clearer skin and treatment for reproductive issues such as endometriosis and fibroids.
If you are in your child-bearing years and plan to be sexually active, you should consider getting on the birth control pill or taking the birth control shot. If you have problems with acne or periods that are heavy or painful, you may also benefit from the pill or the shot.
If you have certain health conditions or fall into certain categories, you may not be a good candidate for the birth control shot or pill. These include women who are over 35 years old and smoke, those who have a blood clotting disorder, those with migraines, diabetes, or lupus, and those who have a history of thinning bones or breast cancer.
The staff at Mango Clinic Miami will thoroughly examine your health history during your consultation to ensure taking the pill or receiving the shot is safe for you.
Birth control pills are a common form of hormonal contraception. They can consist of progestin-only or a combination of progestin and estrogen. If you choose the progestin-only pills, you will receive 28 days of active pills. With combination pills, you will receive three weeks of active pills and one week of placebo pills. Pills should be taken daily at the same time of day to be effective. Birth control pills work in two ways. First, they prevent the release of eggs from your ovaries so they cannot be fertilized. Second, they increase the mucus around the cervix to prevent sperm from entering it. If taken correctly, the pill is over 99 percent effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies. However, most women do not take the pill exactly as directed and therefore experience approximately a 91 percent effective rate. Missing a pill, delaying a pill, or taking prescriptions that interfere with the effectiveness of the pill can all lead to a decrease in effectiveness.
Birth control shots such as Depo-Provera contain progestin only and are intended to prevent unwanted pregnancies for three months. Like birth control pills, shots prevent pregnancy by increasing mucus around the cervix and by preventing ovulation. When taken correctly, the shot is over 99 percent effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies. However, many women do not get the shot exactly on time and as directed by their health care provider. In these cases, the effectiveness of the shot drops to around 94 percent. Those who decide to take the birth control shot should be aware that their fertility may be affected for up to 10 months after they stop taking it. Therefore, those women who want a temporary form of birth control and plan on trying to get pregnant afterward may not want to take the shot.
Our knowledgeable staff at Mango Clinic wants to help you find the best method of birth control for your health and individual needs. Whether you walk in to our Miami clinic or schedule an appointment, we will take the time to listen to your needs and concerns in a caring, non-judgmental atmosphere. We will do a thorough health history examination and walk you through the pros and cons of the different types of birth control methods offered at Mango Clinic. We want you to be educated about your choices so we can provide the highest level of patient service.
To know if taking the birth control pill or shot is right for you, schedule an appointment with one of our providers or walk in to Mango Clinic so we can help you will your birth control needs.