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Last year, the birth rate in the United States fell for nearly every group of reproductive age women. Part of this decline is because more women are using birth control to prevent pregnancy. If you’re interested in contraception, call or make an appointment online today to discuss your options at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Also referred to as contraception, birth control is any method, medicine, or device primarily used to prevent pregnancy. There are various types of birth control, and the kind you use depends on several factors, including:
Your doctor at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare helps you select the best form of birth control for you.
The different types of birth control include:
Many birth control methods include hormones, which provide health benefits beyond preventing pregnancy. Besides making your periods lighter and more regular with fewer cramps, contraceptives with hormones reduce or prevent:
Birth control methods that don’t use hormones help reduce your exposure to sexually transmitted diseases.
To help make the right decision about the type of birth control you should use, call or make an appointment online today at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.