Birth Control Specialist

Center for Women's Health

OB-GYNs located in Wichita, KS

Choosing a method of birth control isn’t always easy, due to the various methods available and personal issues that impact a woman’s decision. The providers at the Center for Women’s Health in Wichita, Kansas, understand the personal nature of birth control and realize that making the right decision for your needs may be a challenge. They’re here to assess your health, offer all the information you need, and provide the birth control that works best for your health and lifestyle.

Birth Control Q & A

Center for Women's Health

What should you consider before choosing a birth control method?

Your provider at the Center for Women’s Health will review your medical history and perform a thorough gynecologic exam. After assessing your overall health, we’ll take the time to answer your questions and talk with you about the best birth control options. But beyond health issues, women have many things to think about when choosing birth control.

You’ll want to consider the effectiveness of the methods you may want to use, as well as any possible side effects. It’s also important to think about how soon you may want to have children. After stopping some types of birth control, you may have to wait for a period before trying to conceive.

Some personal factors influence your method’s effectiveness. Are you likely to forget to take a pill? Will you stop to insert a barrier method every time you have sex? The answers to these questions influence your birth control decision.

What are long-acting reversible contraceptives?

The contraceptives in this category include intrauterine devices and hormone implants, which are injected just under the skin in your upper arm. These devices last 3-10 years, depending on which one you choose. They’re nearly 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.

What is short-acting hormonal birth control?

The birth control pill, patch, shot, and vaginal ring contains hormones that have a short-lasting effect, so they must regularly be taken, every day, month, or every few months, depending on the type. These are some of the most effective methods, ranging from 91% effective for a vaginal ring to 94% for injectable hormones.

What are barrier methods of birth control?

Barrier methods block sperm from entering the uterus. This group includes diaphragms, the sponge, cervical cap, and condoms. They’re less reliable compared to hormone-based and long-acting methods. They must also be inserted or applied correctly every time you have sex, which drops their effectiveness rate to 76-88%.

Are you ready for permanent birth control?

Women who are sure they don’t want children can consider sterilization with a tubal ligation or a device that Dr. Breit nonsurgically inserts into their fallopian tubes. Even though tubal ligations are sometimes successfully reversed, you should consider these methods to be permanent.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Center for Women's Health, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
American Republic Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Cigna
Coventry
Freedom Life
GEHA PPO
Kancare
Medicare
Tricare
United Healthcare